Older adults who have experienced maltreatment are at risk of further harm if their legal matter is not handled in a trauma-informed manner by their advocate. Learning how to provide trauma-informed lawyering will help your client in their recovery process and also allow you to get more thorough information from your client in order to effectively represent them. Traumatic triggers can impact your ability to connect with your client. Triggers bring up the memory of a past event and may create a feeling of unease or fear. Each client’s experience and triggers will be different, so it is important that you understand the various options that are available to make your client feel more comfortable.