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Ethical Issues Webinar Overview

Recorded Ethical Issues Webinar (Recorded July 17, 2015): How Using a Trauma Lens Can Impact Rules of Professional Conduct

This webinar (recorded on July 17, 2015) was designed to assist lawyers who work with families and children to develop a Trauma-Informed Client-Lawyer Relationship. It is now being made available for anyone interested in the impact of psychological safety and strategies. Developing a psychologically safe environment for families will be discussed. Participants will learn how previous trauma can impact adult functioning and a client’s capacity to make decisions regarding representation. This program will explore how using a trauma lens can impact several Rules of Professional Conduct (Conduct 1.3 - Diligence; 1.4(b) - Communication; and 1.14(a) – Client with Diminished Capacity. Whether working primarily with adults or with children, this workshop contains practical advice that will help in court.

Certificate of Participation
For federal reporting purposes and a record of your participation, we ask that upon completion of the video viewing, participants send a sign in sheet you receive with your confirmation via fax (919-890-1907) or email We will send you a Certificate of Participation if you note it on the sign in sheet.

Please note: Attorneys who wish to earn NC Bar CLE credits will need to follow a different procedure. Please contact Sue Button, Curriculum Coordinator,, for specific instructions.

Registration: Registration Form
Registration and sign in for this event is requested as we are on a federal grant and must track in-kind hours.

Registrants will be sent the link to the video and sign in sheet within two days of registration. These registrants may then have others join in at their computer to participate. However, we rxequire that all video viewers complete the sign in sheet and fax it to R. McCloskey, Fax #: 919-890-1907 email: immediately after viewing. This will serve to report our in-kind hours and we will send you a certificate of participation if desired.

Note: Attorneys must follow a different procedure to receive NC Bar CLE credit. Please contact Sue Button at for instructions.

There are no reimbursements for this event.

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