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PTS, Veterans, & A Lawyer's Responsibility: A Trauma-Informed Perspective

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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Post-Traumatic Stress is a normal reaction to an abnormal set of circumstances. According to Dr. Jonathan Shay, “it is the persistence into civilian life of the valid adaptations to the real situations of other human beings trying to kill you, and doing a damn good job of it.” When we train and condition our fellow citizens in the use of violence, then send them into the horrors of war to perform unimaginable tasks, we should not be surprised when some bring their wars home with them and act out against their own communities.

Veterans’ advocates, specifically legal professionals, are positioned to assist veterans not only with their legal issue but to help them continue down the path to heal.

This training will provide advocates with the tools to provide trauma-informed lawyering through an understanding of PTSD that will allow them to: (1) understand how PTSD may relate to clients’ legal issues; (2) work productively with clients who have experienced trauma; (3) partner effectively with mental health professionals; and (4) develop trauma-informed lawyering/interviewing skills.

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Dr. Cecilia M. Cardesa-Lusardi: Executive Director, Military Assistance Project

Randall P. Hsia, Esq.: Partner, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; OIF Veteran, United States Marine Corps

Dr. Ashleigh Adams: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania

Timothy J. Wynn: OIF Veteran, United States Marine Corps & Mentor Program Coordinator & Veteran Peer Specialist, Philadelphia Veterans Court

Richard A.J. Prebil, Esq.: Equal Justice Works Fellow & Staff Attorney, Military Assistance Project


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This program has been approved by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.50 hours of Substantive CLE credit and 1.00 hour of Ethics CLE credit. If the expense of attending this CLE seminar would impose financial hardship, MAP may award scholarships, waiver of course fees, reduced fees, or discounts on a case by case basis. Contact us for more details.

Questions: contact MAP Executive Director Dr. Cecilia M. Cardesa | cecilia@militaryassistanceproject.org or (215) 557-3550 x 102

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