Effectively Addressing and Managing Trauma in the Workplace: An Immigration Firm’s Journey

Effectively Addressing and Managing Trauma in the Workplace: An Immigration Firm’s Journey

Effectively Addressing and Managing Trauma in the Workplace: An Immigration Firm’s Journey - Recording (CLE Included)
Special Pricing – Free for Members (Part of Lawyer Well-Being Week)
Live Event Date: 5/3/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Trauma surrounds many staff members working in the immigration law community, and most are not trained in how to mitigate and manage it. Frequently, the clients served are trauma survivors, and attorneys and staff are also affected by witnessing the clients’ suffering. The costs of unaddressed trauma in the workplace are massive, including poor outcomes for cases, lawyer burnout, and staff turnover. How can a law firm effectively address and manage this trauma, while still growing the business? Learn from AILA member Anna Rodgers and Cassie Gillespie, a licensed clinical social worker and expert on trauma exposure in the workplace, based on their experience joining forces to bring specialized training to Anna’s law groUNup. Together, Anna and Cassie have been working to grow a trauma-informed culture that achieves better outcomes for clients and better wellbeing for attorneys and staff.

Featured Topics:

  • What Is Trauma and How Does It Affect Your Clients?
  • The Impact Trauma Has on Paralegals, Lawyers, and Organizations
    • The Financial Cost of Those Impacts on Your Organization
  • Skills and Procedures Organizations Can Apply to Protect Their Employees

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Anna R. Rodgers (DL), Longmont, CO

Anna R. Rodgers is a senior attorney with the McKinley Law Group, LLC. Ms. Rodgers specializes in immigration removal defense in Colorado. She is a member of the California State Bar and a member of AILA. Ms. Rodgers received her J.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law (2010) and her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont.

Cassie Gillespie, Licensed Social Worker, University of Vermont, Underhill, VT

Cassie Gillespie is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in secondary trauma in the workplace. Cassie works as a trainer, coach, consultant, and podcaster in Vermont’s Child Welfare system and is a part time faculty member at UVM’s graduate social work program. Cassie spent the early part of her career working directly with families impacted by child abuse as a social worker and investigator before transitioning to organizational work in 2016.

Tiago J. Guevara, Denver, CO

Tiago J. Guevara is an attorney with the McKinley Law Group, LLC. His practice areas include criminal defense, immigration removal defense, and appeals before the Board of Immigration appeals and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Guevara is licensed to practice in the state of Colorado. He is a member of AILA. He graduated with a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School (2016). Mr. Guevara is a dual citizen of the United States and Panama.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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