Trauma Informed Practice for Attorneys

A trauma-informed approach in legal practice can reduce re-traumatization of victims, provide recognition on the role trauma plays in the lawyer-client relationship and provide legal professionals with the opportunity to increase connections to their clients and improve advocacy. When children who have experienced trauma receive support and advocacy early on, the cycle of abuse and neglect can be prevented for the next generation. This training covers the following objectives:

  1. Define trauma and identify possible responses a client who has experienced trauma might exhibit. 
  2. Identify at least four trauma-informed techniques attorneys can implement in their practice to increase better case outcomes while reducing additional harm to the client. 
  3. Identify how understanding trauma helps build a more effective attorney-client relationship and enhances the attorney’s representation. 
  4. Review select Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct.
  5. Analyze how trauma informed practice enhances compliance with select Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct.   


The following training is 60 minutes in length. If you would like a certificate of completion, please click on the survey link to complete a short quiz. Individuals able to pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher, will receive a completion certificate within five business days. The Kentucky Bar Association has approved the training for 1.0 hour of Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE). Information on obtaining credit will be sent to you after successful completion of the quiz.

After watching the entire presentation, please complete the following survey

Your completion certificate will be emailed to the address provided on your survey. Please allow five business days.