Public-interest and pro bono lawyers often interact with clients and witnesses who have experienced trauma. Better understanding the science of trauma can help you be a more effective advocate. Understanding what your client may be feeling makes you a more compassionate lawyer. Learning skills for interviewing people who have experienced trauma in an appropriate way can help you get the information you need to build a strong case while also minimizing the risk of re-traumatizing your client.
Join us on Thursday, March 5, from 12:00-2:00 pm at Mayer Brown (1999 K Street) to learn more about trauma-informed interviewing. Our panelists will be:
- Tara Graham (Senior Program Manager, Just Detention International)
- Priya Konings (Deputy Director of Legal Services, Kids in Need of Defense)
- Bridgette Stumpf (Executive Director, Network for Victim Recovery of DC)
The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Grishkin (Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney, CAIR Coalition).
This training is free for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join) and members of co-sponsoring organizations, and $15 for others.
Bring your lunch. We will provide drinks and desserts!
Thank you to Mayer Brown for hosting this important topic!