Attorneys Michael Bigos and Elizabeth Kayatta Present at the MTLA Continuing Education Forum

Representing survivors of sexual abuse brings unique challenges. Berman & Simmons attorneys Michael Bigos and Elizabeth A. Kayatta offered their expert insights to a group of legal professionals at a recent Maine Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) continuing education seminar: “Sexual Abuse Survivor Claims.” They also shared best practices and discussed the emerging approach of trauma-informed lawyering. Other topics covered investigations, common defenses and collectability of survivors’ claims. Finally, they addressed the need for attorneys and staff to practice self-care to prevent and reduce vicarious trauma from doing this work.

Learn more about the Berman & Simmons Sexual Abuse practice area here.

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