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Complimentary: Representing Survivors of Sexual Assault Webinar: Trauma-Informed Skills for Lawyers, Paralegals, and Support Staff



COMPLIMENTARY: REPRESENTING SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT WEBINAR: TRAUMA-INFORMED SKILLS FOR LAWYERS, PARALEGALS, AND SUPPORT STAFF

September 3, 2020 | Online 

Recorded on September 3, 2020. Navigating the legal process presents unique challenges for survivors of trauma. Learn important tools to lessen those challenges by creating trauma-informed processes at your practice from training and preparing your staff, to having a trauma-aware intake process. Join the chairs of AAJ's Sexual Assault and Child Sex Abuse Litigation Groups, Jessica Pride, Melissa Hague, and Mike Pfau, as well as Christy Heiskala a trained survivor advocate, for this complimentary webinar where they will share insight and best practices from handling these types of cases. 

AAJ is not responsible for accrediting or reporting CLE credits for On-Demand programs. Each attorney is responsible for ensuring their state accepts self-application for self-study CLE credits. FAQs on CLE and Education programs can be found HERE.

This on-demand course contains the webinar recording, full course materials, and agenda from the program as well as a certificate of attendance for attendees to use when applying for 120 general minutes of self-study MCLE credit.

Agenda    Course Materials    Webinar Recording
Time (ET) Session
2:00 – 2:05 p.m.
MODERATOR INSTRUCTIONS
2:05 – 3:05  p.m.    
CREATING A SUPPORTIVE PROCESS FROM INTAKE TO RESOLUTION     
• Strategies to Help Prepare Yourself and Your Staff   
• Key Communication Considerations   
        • Important Things to Say in the First Five Minutes
        • Questions to Ask   
        • Triggers to Avoid 
3:05 – 3:35 p.m
LESSONS LEARNED FOR WORKING CLOSELY WITH SURVIVORS
• Understand Who We Represent and Our Roles as Attorneys    
• Be Communicative and Available    
• Provide Options and Explain Strategy   
• Assess the Client's Ability to Withstand the Rigors of Litigation
 3:35 – 3:45  p.m.    
SPONSOR PRESENTATION
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION
 4:00 p.m.
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