Confidentiality and Survivor-Centered Lawyering – Virtual – March 2021

Confidentiality and Survivor-Centered Lawyering – Live Virtual

Audience: KCSDV Network Attorneys and Kansas Legal Services (KLS) Attorneys

Sponsored by:

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Training Description

Join KCSDV for a live virtual training with Alicia L. Aiken, JD, Director of Confidentiality Institute and a Principal of Danu Center for Strategic Advocacy. This training offers 1.5 Kansas Continuing Legal Education credits (pending approval).

Successful litigation for domestic and sexual violence survivors (protective orders, family court cases, victim’s rights, etc.) often requires a slightly different definition of “success” than we might have learned in law school. How we interact with our clients, how we manage the information they share with us, and how much they feel seen and heard in the court process can matter as much as the judge’s ruling in determining whether the client found the litigation to be “successful.” To do this work well requires a specifically survivor-centered, client-focused approach to navigating confidentiality and disclosures, setting litigation goals and strategies, and defining reasonable risks and settlement terms.

As a result of participating in this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply a survivor-centered lens to attorney confidentiality and information sharing decisions.
  • Understand the importance of listening to client’s life concerns when developing litigation strategies.
  • Develop clear, honest explanations for clients of confidentiality rules & exceptions, as well as risks and benefits of litigation and settlement.

Guest Presenter

Alicia L. Aiken, JD
Confidentiality Institute, Director
Danu Center for Strategic Advocacy, Principal

Confidentiality Institute and  Danu Center for Strategic Advocacy


Alicia Aiken has dedicated 25 years to working within the public and non-profit sectors to further social justice for people living in poverty and surviving violence. Alicia brings deep understanding to the legal and social services non-profit sector, having spent 15 years as a trial attorney and then a member of the Executive Committee at Legal Aid Chicago.



Date and time

Friday, March 19, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Registration Fee:
This training is being offered at no cost.

Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

How to Register:

To register, Create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.”

The Zoom meeting link information will be provided to all approved registrants prior to the event.


We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Registration Questions:
Teresa Gallegos

Training Questions:
Vivien Olsen, JD
Managing Attorney Legal Assistance for Victims Program

Virtual Training Technical Requirements

Webcam: While we are unable to meet in-person, use of a webcam is required for the most effective interactive experience.

  • Zoom Platform: We recommend that you have the most current version of the Zoom client on your computer. If you already have Zoom loaded, please be sure you have updated to the newest version from this page.
  • Chrome: The Connect site works best with the Google Chrome browser. You can use another web browser, but some features may not work as well. You can download the Chrome Browser from this page.

This grant project is supported by grant number 2016-WL-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Total Training Hours: *1.5 CLE credit hours:

*Pending Approval




  •  March 19, 2021
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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