This CLE is designed for NAPABA lawyers who will be responding to hate crimes and hate incident victims who have filed complaints concerning their experiences. Those lawyers will be conducting intake and interviewing victims to assess the suitability of the matters presented for possible pro bono legal representation, or to provide direction to the victims as to the appropriateness of non-criminal justice legal remedies and other services or pathways to addressing their harms. The program will give an overview of what trauma is, understanding the historical traumas faced by anti-Asian hate victims, understanding the role of the lawyering for hate crimes victims, how to broach the subject of mental health supports in addition to legal remedies, and how to interact with victims to elicit needed evidence and information without exacerbating harm.
This program is approved for 1.0 hour of general CLE credit in Pennsylvania. This program is eligible for general CLE credit in the following jurisdictions: AK, AZ, CA, CT, DC, HI, ID, MA, MD, MI, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NY, SD. If you need CLE for a jurisdiction not listed above, you will need to self-apply with your jurisdiction. Please contact your state bar for further guidance on self-applying.