LISNS is pleased to provide this database of video training sessions for lawyers. Our first training offerings are a video training session on best practices when working with trans and non-binary clients and a two-part video training session focused on restorative approaches to conflict resolution. 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 videos in order to help lawyers address sexual harassment complaints and understand various issues that impact clients who are navigating workplace sexual harassment.
Though created for this project, these video training sessions also 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.
About the Instructor
Shae Morse is a non-binary junior high teacher who works in Dartmouth. Shae has been a community advocate for many years raising awareness about the concerns of transgender and non-binary people. As an out transgender and non-binary professional, Shae has extensive experience navigating challenging systems and advocating for inclusive access for all.
Restorative Approaches Videos
In these two videos, presenter Shila LeBlanc teaches about the history and significance of restorative approaches to conflict resolution. Shila provides concrete tips for how to incorporate restorative approaches into one's legal practice and regular interactions with clients.
About the Instructor
Shila LeBlanc is a queer woman and settler who is passionate about restorative approaches and justice. She has worked as a caseworker in restorative justice and as an investigator at the NS Human Rights Commission and specializes in conflict resolution. She is frequently involved in community projects and facilitates the KAIROS Blanket Exercise as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. You can reach her at [email protected].
Restorative Approaches Resource List
Resources on Indigenous roots of restorative approaches:
- University of Queens research reading list for Indigenous Peoples and restorative justice
- Decolonizing Indigenous Restorative Justice is Possible - Research by John George Hansen
- International Institute for Restorative Practices: Restorative Justice Practices of Native American and Other Indigenous People of North American Part 1
- International Institute for Restorative Practices: Restorative Justice Practices of Native American and Other Indigenous People of North American Part 2
International resources for restorative approaches:
- International Institute for Restorative Practices
- Short 2 minute video on restorative practices (from International Institute for Restorative Practices)
Restorative approaches in NS:
Restorative justice in NS: