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Webinar: Trauma-Informed Lawyering: Healing Through Representation

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November 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCE; 1 Legal Ethics; 1 Legal Specialization in Immigration & Nationality Law

  • Defining trauma and its impacts on survivorship and memory.
  • Exploring how the trauma-informed approach promotes healing through legal representation;
  • Considering psychological safety and responses to client distress;
  • How to ethically navigate legal representation when conflict situations arise and non-responsive clients, with possible withdrawals 
  • Reflecting on cultural responsiveness as a component of trauma-informed practice; and
  • Building wellness practices to prevent and heal from secondary traumatic stress.

Non-Member Price – $75.00
Member Price – $55.00

Rachel Sheridan

Rachel Sheridan is Litigation Counsel at the Tahirih Justice Center, a national nonprofit organization serving immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. She previously served as a Staff Attorney and Fellow in the San Francisco Bay Area office of Tahirih. Before joining Tahirih, Rachel worked at a nonprofit focused on international human rights litigation as well as in private practice. She is an active member of Tahirih’s Trauma-Informed, Resiliency-Oriented Learning Community.

Morgan Weibel

Morgan is the Executive Director at the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Tahirih Justice Center. Morgan has also served on several of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s National Committees comprised of experts in Asylum and other forms of Humanitarian Relief. Under the Obama administration, Morgan trained incoming classes of asylum and refugee officers on issues related to gender-based trauma. Before joining Tahirih Morgan served as Graduate Research Fellow at the San Francisco-based, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and as a paralegal at an Immigration and Deportation Defense firm.

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