Trauma Informed Lawyering—Effects of Secondary Trauma on Attorneys and Advocates

Source: National Center on Law and Elder Abuse

Published: 2020

Summary:

A trauma-informed legal practice aims to reduce re-traumatization and recognize the role trauma plays in the lawyer-client relationship. Legal services attorneys and advocates working with clients who have experienced trauma can also suffer from secondary trauma symptoms that can impact their practice. This webinar will explore the impact and symptoms of secondary trauma experienced by attorneys and advocates and will offer strategies that legal services programs can implement to prevent and mitigate the impacts of secondary trauma.

This training will share:
• An overview of trauma-informed lawyering and secondary trauma;
• How secondary trauma impacts service delivery; and
• Practices to make your organization more supportive to those experiencing secondary trauma

Presenter: Vivianne Mbaku, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

Video Recording 

PowerPoint Slides

Tip Sheet

Link: Trauma Informed Lawyering—Effects of Secondary Trauma on Attorneys and Advocates

Topics: Legal, Multidisciplinary, Overview/General

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Legal/Law Enforcement

Level: Basic, Intermediate

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