Trauma and other mental health issues often create challenges for attorneys in providing representation to LGBTQ+ immigrants and vulnerable communities in general. To be able to provide effective, zealous representation for clients who have experienced trauma, it is essential to first understand what trauma is and what it means to have a trauma-informed practice. This workshop will provide attorneys with a fundamental explanation of the framework of trauma and the experiences that can create it. This can include systematic barriers that prevent meaningful access to services, including employment, housing, legal services, medical care, and other social services. We will discuss why having a trauma-informed practice matters in various areas of law, including how representation can ensure that vulnerable communities are afforded due process, and will provide guidance on how to create safe spaces and establish trust with clients. Finally, we will share opportunities for attendees to get involved with serving vulnerable communities, including through volunteer work and pro bono partnerships.