Trauma-informed lawyering (SOLD OUT)

Trauma-informed lawyering


Social worker Kasumi Ejiri and principal solicitor Claudia Maclean from the Women’s Legal Centre ACT & Region present an informative session on the benefits of implementing trauma informed practice into legal work. 

Learn how to implement trauma informed practice into legal work, and the benefits to clients and practitioners.

Kasumi Ejiri, Social Worker, Women’s Legal Centre ACT & Region

Kasumi Ejiri the Head of the Centre’s Socio-Legal Team. Since she joined the Centre in 2019, she has led the development of a multidisciplinary approach to legal practice. Under her leadership, the Centre has developed a strong socio-legal framework for lawyers to integrate and collaborate with social workers and Aboriginal case workers to offer a more holistic and trauma informed service for clients. Kasumi is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and is a specialist domestic violence worker. Before moving to Canberra she worked in remote Central Australia and in the Northern Territory. Kasumi is passionate about anti-oppressive social work that acknowledges women’s experiences of trauma and injustices so they can empower themselves to move forward with their lives.

Claudia Maclean, Principal Solicitor, Women’s Legal Centre ACT & Region

Claudia Maclean is the Principal Solicitor of the Women’s Legal Centre. Since joining the Centre in 2015, she has developed and expanded the practice to meet the legal needs of women in Canberra. This has included developing a family law property litigation and an early intervention Child Protection practice. She has also developed innovative pro bono relationships with top tier, mid-tier and small law firms to supplement the work of the Centre, and believes in working in partnership with other firms and organisations to deliver intensive support and value to our clients in complicated legal matters. Claudia was admitted to practice in 2009, and has a BA/LLB from ANU, Masters in Applied Law (Family Law), and Grad Dip. in Legal Practice. Claudia is the recipient of the UNSW Community Leader Scholarship and is currently completing an MBA (Social Impact) at UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management.

Event details

  • When: Friday 14 May 2021, 12.30-1.30pm
  • Where: Blackburn Training Room, ACT Law Society, Level 4, 1 Farrell Place, Canberra City
  • Cost: Free entry, or optional contribution (please note no refunds can be made)

About Law Week

Law Week is an annual event held in May across Australia to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. Each year in Canberra the Law Society and its partners run a range of events to celebrate and engage the local legal profession, and to educate the public about the role of lawyers in our society. 

Law Week is made possible with the support of LawCover, the principal Law Week sponsor — they have been a longstanding supporter of Law Week, and we thank them for their ongoing sponsorship.

If you have any questions about Law Week in the ACT, please contact Nicole Karman on 02 6274 0300 or

ACT Law Week, in concert with the ACT Law Society Foundation, raises money each year for a local Canberra charity.

In 2021, ACT Law Week is supporting Raw Potential Canberra, a charity which empowers disadvantaged youth by providing non-judgemental support and opportunities for a bright future. 

Read more about Raw Potential, or make a direct tax-deductable donation, on their website at

Law Week events include fully paid as well as free events.

In past years, free events have operated on an 'entry by donation' basis. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot safely collect coins at the door. To overcome this issue, we have listed free events with optional 'contributions', so that attendess can choose to contribute to the cost of running of the event as they see fit.

Profits from Law Week every year are disbursed to the Law Week charity, via the ACT Law Society Foundation.

The ACT Law Society Foundation was originally seeded with three years’ worth of Law Week profit (2013, 2014 and 2015), matched by Law Society funds. Each year, around September, the Foundation's annual disbursement is paid directly to the Law Week charity. The corpus of the Foundation is grown by splitting Law Week profits between the Law Week charity and the Foundation (generally a 50/50 split, up to the disbursement amount). This arrangement ensures that the Foundation will continue to grow, allowing greater disbursements in future.


Event registration terms and conditions

Fees are payable upon registration. 30 days payment invoices are available to members at the discretion of the Law Society. A 1.3% surcharge may be incurred on online payments. The Society reserves the right to cancel or alter events at its discretion, and in such circumstances, attendees will be notified via email. 

Definitions — 'Registration' means any booking given to the Society in writing, on our website, or by phone. 'Member' means any member of the ACT Law Society, including associate members and honorary members. 'Young Lawyer' means any member who has held a practising certificate for five years or less. 'CLC' means any member working for a recognised community legal centre, or holding a volunteer practising certificate. 'Student' means a full time student studying law at a recognised Australian tertiary institution.

All cancellations must be made in writing, and all cancellations will incur a fee, however, no charge will be incurred for substituting another person. Outside of the cancellation periods given below, a $10 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellation made. If a registered attendee fails to attend without notifying the Society in writing, no credit or refund will be offered and 100% of the total cost will be retained by the Society. 

CPD Events — In the case of CPD events held at an venue other than the Law Society, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event. In the case of CPD events held at the Law Society, for cancellations made within two working days of the event, 50% of the total cost will be retained by the Society as a cancellation fee and the balance may be used as a credit towards other CPD events or be refunded. If you choose to keep a credit it will remain valid for 12 months from the event date, after which time it will expire. 

Webinars — In the case of live or on-demand webinars, as connection details are sent when registration is completed, no refund or cancellation is available. 

Social events — In the case of social events, no refund can be made after the RSVP date of the event.

The Law Society is enforcing covid-safe measures as set out by ACT Health at all our face-to-face events. 

If you are sick, have recently visited a COVID hot-spot, or are in close contact with someone in either situation, please stay at home.





Sponsors & Supporters

Message from the Sponsor

In recognition of our longstanding support of the ACT legal profession, and the excellent work of the ACT Law Society, Lawcover is delighted to renew our sponsorship of Law Week 2021.

Our unique position as a profession-owned, licensed and regulated professional indemnity insurer grants us deep insights into both legal practice and the community it serves. We are honoured to be associated with Law Weeks’ goal of promoting the public’s understanding of the law, and its role in society, as well as its fundraising efforts on behalf of local charities.  

As an insurer of the legal profession, and also a member of the profession, we are proud of our performance in delivering lower premiums and expanded services. We remain focused on continuing to provide enduring insurance protection and claims prevention support to ACT lawyers while promoting best practice of the law. 

Thank you to the ACT Law Society for the work you do on behalf of the profession and for the opportunity to sponsor Law Week 2021. Our very best wishes for a successful week.

Kerrie Lalich
Chief Executive Officer, Lawcover

For more information about Lawcover, visit, or call 1800 650 748.

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