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Legal Education: Trauma-Informed Lawyering

February 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For Volunteer Lawyers and Lawyers wishing to learn more. Held Via Zoom.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
(12:00 noon to 1:00 pm – Virtual Via Zoom)
Sheila Pahl, CLG Staff Lawyer
Sheila Pahl, lead lawyer in the Domestic Violence Family Law program is giving a presentation on trauma-informed lawyering on February 21. This presentation will include a brief overview of the effects of trauma on the brain, some of the ways that trauma can manifest in memory, speech, and behaviour, some things to watch out for in family law matters specifically, and strategies for working with an individual who may have trauma. Sheila will also discuss trauma resilience, and what it means to be trauma informed for your clients and yourself! This presentation will be both academic and experiential; and geared toward you leaving with practical strategies and tips that you can use in your practice.

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February 21, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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