Posted by: Avery Roberts on Feb 18, 2021

Navigating the legal process presents unique challenges for survivors of trauma. Christy Heiskala and Jessica Pride of The Pride Law Firm will discuss delivering trauma-informed services and creating a supportive process from intake to resolution Friday, February 26th as part of the ITLA Spring Seminar Series.
Christy Heiskala is a survivor advocate at The Pride Law Firm. Christy was determined to work with survivors of sexual assault and their families after her personal experience with the criminal and civil justice processes. Christy received Certified Victim Advocate training through the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Technical Training and Assistance Center (OVTTAC). Christy received training from the Center for Community Solutions to become a sexual assault counselor certified by the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and served as a sexual assault response team (SART) advocate.

Jessica Pride is the managing attorney at The Pride Law Firm and has been fighting for survivors of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in civil court for over a decade. Jessica uses a holistic approach to working with survivors to build strong plaintiffs and solid cases. Jessica co-founded the Sexual Assault Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Jessica was the first in San Diego to hire a full-time in-house survivor advocate. Jessica serves the survivor community as the President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Community Solutions, a local domestic violence and rape crisis center, since 2017.
Learn important tools to lessen those challenges by creating trauma-informed processes at your practice. Register for Trauma-Informed Lawyering for just $29.