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This practical guide provides a list questions for VAWA self-petitioner applications, VAWA cancellation of removal, U Visa cases, and for waivers of inadmissibility. These questions are designed to strengthen an immigration client’s case, and help survivors heal.
This law review article describes how PTSD can affect an asylum seeker's memory and ability to tell consistent and detailed stories of past persecution. This article also offers techniques for interviewing such clients such as asking chaining questions, questions focused on specific segments and questions focused on sensory perceptions.
The Affective Assistance of Counsel by Marjorie Silver (Editor)This book is subversive. It aims to undermine the legal profession's prevailing gladiatorial paradigm. It is, to use Professor Leonard Riskin's phrase, something off "the lawyer's standard philosophical map." It promises a vision of practicing law that is very different than that taught in most American law schools. There exists tremendous discontent among the practicing bar. Many lawyers have found themselves unhappy or unfulfilled in their practices. Compared to other professionals, lawyers suffer disproportionately from excessive stress, substance abuse, and other emotional difficulties. Many find themselves demoralized or disillusioned about the practice of law. Here's the good news: recent years have witnessed a spate of both new and renewed approaches to the practice of law. Disaffected by the adversarial model, many practitioners have engaged in a quiet revolution, a marriage of theory and practice designed to maximize the healing potential of the law. The result has been a variety of approaches such as Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Collaborative Law, and Creative Problem-Solving. Lawyers are cultivating Emotional Intelligence, Multicultural Competence, and Mindfulness. They are developing ways of working consistent with their spiritual and religious beliefs. New pedagogy is informing old courses, and new courses are evolving and taking their places in the curriculums of increasing numbers of law schools. This book bears the fruit of many of these efforts. The twenty contributors to this book come from widely diverse backgrounds. What they share are visions for more therapeutic, more beneficial, more helping, healing ways to practice law. This book is a resource for law professors, law students, and lawyers who share those visions.
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"This article argues that four key characteristics of trauma-informed lawyering are: identifying trauma, adjusting the attorney-client relationship, adapting litigation strategy, and preventing vicarious trauma. Specifically, the article discusses how to teach trauma-informed lawyering through direct examples of pedagogical approaches."
"I have multiple goals for this Article. First, I want to continue the important work begun by the many others cited throughout the article of normalizing the discussion of the emotional dimension of lawyering and its impact in and on our legal system. Second, I want to highlight the very significant impact of a particular aspect of this emotional dimension, trauma, on the immigration process by exploring its effect on immigration adjudicators. Finally, I intend to set the stage for a future Article that will consider reforms to the immigration system to better manage the impact of trauma exposure."
This article explains secondary trauma terms and presents awareness on compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout. As lawyers and judges, it can be difficult to process the terrible things that you see and hear. Using the example of the jury, it is normal to be affected by trauma. On the other hand, using the example the prosecutor, legal professionals must recognize too their vulnerability to exposure to trauma.