Webinar: Practicing Law with Sensitivity to Help Your Clients & Yourself

January 24 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Presented by the CLA Health and Wellness Committee. Special low price! 1 Hour MCLE; 1 Wellness Competence  

Techniques to engage clients while recognizing their individual traumas without retraumatizing them more; discussion of the concept of secondary trauma, how it manifests in lawyers, and ways to protect from its effects.

Speakers: Rebecca Eichler and Layla Khamoushian

Rebecca Eichler

Rebecca Eichler is an international human rights advocate, activist and entrepreneur. After practicing immigration law in the Washington DC area and providing disaster legal aid around the world for over 20 years, she and her family moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In fall 2018, she spearheaded central Mexico’s legal aid response to the migrant caravans, providing individual consultations and know-your-rights presentations to hundreds of migrants on what to expect at the US border.

She founded Language Adventure Pros providing Spanish for Lawyers courses in response to the need for Spanish-speaking immigration lawyers at the US-Mexico border. Her human rights work is the subject of the internationally-acclaimed feature documentary, “LAS ABOGADAS: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis.”

 Ms. Eichler is an officer of the board of directors of the Latin American Relief Fund, whose mission is to support humanitarian organizations that assist migrants and refugees in Mexico, including the Albergue ABBA migrant shelter in Celaya, Guanajuato.

She is a US Army veteran with a B.A. from Boston University, J.D. from William & Mary Law School and a Masters of Law in International Human Rights from the University of London.

Layla Khamoushian

Layla Khamoushian

Layla Khamoushian completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from UCLA and subsequently earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. After several years of training in the legal field and motivated by first-hand experience of the immigration process, Layla created her law firm focused on immigration law, with a vision of delivering creative, culturally sensitive, and mindful solutions to her clients. In addition to lawyering, Layla’s passion is to advocate for the health and wellbeing of all-specifically her colleagues and the legal community. Layla is the Chair of the Health and Wellness Committee of California Lawyer’s Association and has served on the policy committee of the Institute for Wellbeing in Law.  Layla practices yoga regularly, tries to eat fruits when in season, and goes on sunset hikes whenever possible.