Lawyering from a Trauma-Informed Perspective 2022: Best Practices for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Legal Service Providers (Live Webcast)

  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)


The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from New York entitled Lawyering from a Trauma-Informed Perspective 2022: Best Practices for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Legal Service Providers on October 24, 2022 from 1:00 PM-4:30 PM Eastern.

Registration: $129

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.

Why You Should Attend

Whether you work in the legal services, nonprofit, law firm, or corporate setting, if you are working with pro bono clients, it is critical to incorporate trauma-informed lawyering into your practice.  Many pro bono clients have experienced some form of trauma and understanding how trauma impacts client-attorney interactions can help you build effective attorney-client relationships.

This program will address how trauma can manifest itself in client relations as well as best practices you can use to build trust and help your client. The program also will address vicarious trauma, a risk for any attorney, social worker, supervisor, paralegal, caregiver, or anyone else who works with survivors of trauma.

This program offers NYS SW - CE credit.

What You Will Learn
  • Trauma-informed lawyering: Understanding best practices for interacting with the client
  • Vicarious trauma and service provider wellness: Recognizing secondary trauma and focusing on wellness and resilience
Who Should Attend

This program is designed for attorneys and allied professionals who work with pro bono, low-income, disadvantaged, and/or trauma-impacted clients.  The program will benefit both new and experienced practitioners.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Pennsylvania CLE Credit: Three (3.0) Substantive Credits

    For all compliance periods ending in 2022: At least six credits must be live-online or in-person/classroom. Up to six credits may be completed through pre-recorded online courses. Only credits through live-online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI (4754)