Trauma Informed Interviewing for Lawyers

Free Event

Please note that this event is not hosted by not affiliated with Safe Passage Project.

New Sanctuary Coalition is hosting a trauma informed interviewing training for lawyers to support the New Sanctuary Coalition Pro Se Legal Clinic.

The training will be led by Geoff Kagan-Trenchard, Staff Attorney with the New York City Anti Violence Project. About this training:

As attorneys, we take the worst stories people carry and try to mold them into cognizable claims for relief. One of our greatest assets are the memories of the people we serve, particularly the specific details we use to show credibility. However, the effect of trauma on memory is well documented - often times the most painful moments are hardest to clearly remember. So how can we as attorneys help people remember the things anyone would want to forget?

In this training we’ll discuss the latest research in neuropsychology and what it can tell us about how we remember. We will review concrete techniques to reduce stress during interviews as well as how to best support them before, during, and after testimony.

Finally, we’ll look at what we can do to support ourselves and our colleagues in this vital and difficult work. Register using the link below.

Furman Hall
245 Sullivan St Classroom 214 New York, NY 10012

May 23, 2019, 6:00PM — 8:00PM