'Trauma-Informed Lawyering' offered as live webcast


The Practising Law Institute (PLI) will present “Trauma-Informed Lawyering: Strategies and Best Practices” as a live webcast on Thursday, Jan. 7, beginning at 1 p.m.

Many pro bono clients have experienced some form of trauma, and understanding how trauma impacts client-attorney interactions can help attorneys build effective attorney-client relationships. Working on pro bono matters may feel challenging at times, but being prepared and understanding best practices will help attorneys help their clients.

This one-hour briefing will address how trauma can manifest itself in client relations as well as best practices to use to build trust and help clients.

Topics include:

  • How traumatic memories work and how manifestations of trauma can affect client interactions.
  • Best practices for building trust.
  • Best practices for preparing for client interviews and meetings.
  • Best practices for discussing sensitive topics and developing strategies for the case when clients are not able to discuss critical facts.
  • Best practices for ongoing communications and maintaining a strong and trusting relationship.

Course materials will be available to attendees prior to the start of the program.

Cost for the webcast is $25.

To register or for additional information, visit www.pli.edu and click on “programs.”


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