The Ethical Duty to Practice Trauma-Informed Lawyering
Nevada-licensed or emeritus-certified attorneys can earn 1.0 Ethics Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit during this webinar for Legal Aid Center’s Pro Bono Project volunteers.
Many of clients have histories of trauma, and the legal system itself all too often compounds and exacerbates that trauma. Attorneys who service clients with traumatic experiences have an ethical and professional duty to understand how trauma manifests to assist in supporting the client and to protect themselves. Trauma-informed legal advocacy acknowledges the need to understand a client’s life experiences in order to deliver effective care and has the potential to improve client engagement, cooperation, and attorney wellness. This session will explore the latest research on trauma, the ethical duty to practice trauma-informed lawyering, and how to integrate trauma-informed practices to strengthen advocacy and improve connections.
The webinar will be over RingCentral and presented by Tyler Winkler, Esq., a Victim Rights Attorney with the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada manages the Resiliency Center, which serves as a multi-agency resource and referral center for residents, visitors, and responders affected by the October 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival; victims of crime throughout Nevada; and Southern Nevada first responders. All attorneys must take on at least one new pro bono case to receive CLE credit. Select a case at www.lacsnprobono.org.