The American Bar Association has provided some practical tips on how to balance professionalism, empathy and overextending yourself when interacting with clients who have experienced some form of trauma.
Co-authored by Professor Haldar, Director of the Civil Justice Clinic, “The Pedagogy of Trauma-Informed Lawyering” discusses teaching trauma-informed lawyering in law school, especially a clinical setting, and its relevance to the legal field in general.
This article explores the inherent trauma experienced by People of Color as a result of systemic racism. This aids non-POC lawyers in understanding clients of Color may internalize and express their trauma, and how non-POC lawyers can respond appropriately.
The Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy (TILA) Project offers guidance on applying trauma-informed principles to working with survivors of domestic violence in the context of legal proceedings. This includes a plethora of webinars on the topic and PDF’s of specific scenarios to practice encounters with clients who have experienced trauma.
This article outlines practical needs, such as resources for the client and legal professional. It also introduces the question, of how a desirous or committed attorney may acquire courage to enter a client’s trauma which trauma-informed lawyering can answer.
The American Bar Association provides a compilation of various organizations that help professionals educate themselves on child welfare practices. Specifically, these resources discuss how trauma informed lawyering requires a unique perspective when engaging with minors.