Trauma Informed Interviewing for Lawyers - NSC Pro Se Clinic

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Please join us for a trauma informed interviewing training for lawyers to support the New Sanctuary Coalition Pro Se Legal Clinic. (If you're not a lawyer and interested in joining our clinic, please check out our training page and we look forward to meeting you!)

The training will be led by Geoff Kagan-Trenchard, Staff Attorney with the New York City Anti Violence Project. About this training:

As attorneys, we take the worst stories people carry and try to mold them into cognizable claims for relief. One of our greatest assets are the memories of the people we serve, particularly the specific details we use to show credibility. However, the effect of trauma on memory is well documented - often times the most painful moments are hardest to clearly remember. So how can we as attorneys help people remember the things anyone would want to forget?

In this training we’ll discuss the latest research in neuropsychology and what it can tell us about how we remember. We will review concrete techniques to reduce stress during interviews as well as how to best support them before, during, and after testimony.

Finally, we’ll look at what we can do to support ourselves and our colleagues in this vital and difficult work.