Lorilei W. (they/them) is a queer, trans non-binary Korean-American abolitionist, artist, and attorney dedicated to teaching legal advocates on how to engage in trauma-informed and antiracist advocacy in their individual capacities and collectively as movement advocates using an interdisciplinary approach informed by systems theory, design thinking, and management science. They work as an expert trainer, facilitator, and coach for legal services advocates and organizations across the nation. In addition to providing services through their consulting practice, Lorilei serves as co-faculty for the 2021-22 New York Law School Asylum Clinic and pro bono consultant to The Confined Arts, an arts and advocacy project out of Columbia Law School. They previously served as the Training Attorney for the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, where they designed and launched a national network of expert race equity advocates to lead sessions on racial justice advocacy, while designing and leading sessions in trauma-informed advocacy, community-driven advocacy, structural racialization, systems thinking, practice management, and supervision. Lorilei’s experiences building power in local community groups and among colleagues within nonprofit workspaces as a seasoned immigration attorney are the foundation for their approach and methodology on building sustainable, collaborative direct services advocacy models.
Trauma-Informed Practice: A Holistic Approach to Working with Vulnerable Communities and Meeting the Individual Needs of the Client