Celesq® Programs

Strategies for a Trauma-Informed Law Practice

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Trauma is pervasive in our society as 1/3 of Americans will experience a severe trauma at some point. Indeed, lawyers are often serving clients at some of the darkest times of the clients’ lives due to traumatic events. Yet, until recently, our profession has not emphasized the necessary “soft skills” to be a successful attorney, including mindful communication, empathy, connection and even our own self-care. 

Attend this program and explore best practices to curb the negative effects of trauma within the legal profession. This program will examine how unresolved primary trauma, as well as vicarious trauma, can hinder an attorney’s ability to effectively manage and cope with stress, which can have dire impacts on our professional responsibilities and health. Discover how to bolster awareness of trauma and how it can present so that you can strengthen connections with your clients, while also creating environments that support your mental health and overall well-being. 

Lawyers of all ages and experience levels will benefit from this program. 

You will also learn how: 

  • Attorney well-being serves as a foundation for ethical representation
  • Exposure to trauma can adversely affect legal practitioners
  • Improving rapport with traumatized clients can lead to better results
  • Strategies to avoid re-traumatizing clients

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Federal Courts
  • Florida Eligible
  • Health Care Law
  • Mental health Awareness


  • Legal Ethics : 1 Credit