LISNS is pleased to provide this training information for anyone who serves the public, including lawyers. Our first training offerings are:

  • a video training session on best practices when working with trans and non-binary clients, with instructor Shae Morse, and
  • a Restorative Approaches Hub that includes podcasts and a two-part video training session focused on restorative approaches to conflict resolution, with host and instructor Shila LeBlanc, and a restorative approaches resource list.

More training sessions will be added as they are developed.

Each of these training sessions was prepared as part of our Workplace Sexual Harassment Project. We have developed these materials to help anyone who serves the public, including lawyers, address sexual harassment complaints and understand various issues that affect clients who are navigating workplace sexual harassment.

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Though created for this project, these training materials have broad applicability beyond sexual harassment complaints. We welcome anyone to view and share them.

Please check back soon for a video training session on Cultural Competence: Best Practices when Working with African Nova Scotian Clients.

Best Practices for Lawyers when Working with Trans and Non-Binary Clients

In this video, presenter Shae Morse speaks about common barriers and issues that trans and non-binary people face when accessing legal help. Shae provides concrete tips for how you can make your legal practice a safer and more inclusive space for clients across the gender binary.

Restorative Approaches Learning Hub

Restorative approaches offer us a shift in our understanding of justice. While Indigenous communities have always understood the value of this way of being and working, settler spaces are increasingly adopting and adapting these ways of working into their organizations. We hope to expand awareness and understanding of these powerful alternatives to traditional justice processes. 

This section is devoted to educational content related to restorative approaches and restorative justice. Learn how to incorporate a restorative approach into your practice or service provision, explore the potentials of this method in cases of workplace sexual harassment, and deepen your understanding of this lens.

Last updated: July 2021