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Post-Traumatic Stress, Military Veterans, and A Lawyer’s Responsibility

On April 4, 2019 by Schnader in News

Randall P. Hsia, Partner in Schnader’s Litigation Services Department and a United States Marine Corps veteran, spoke about “Post-Traumatic Stress, Military Veterans, and A Lawyer’s Responsibility.” This CLE program was organized by the Military Assistance Project and hosted by Schnader.

Veterans’ advocates, specifically legal professionals, are positioned to assist veterans not only with their legal issues but to help them continue down the path to heal. This training program introduced advocates to client-centered, trauma-informed lawyering through an understanding of the role of PTSD and a client’s trauma history.

Hsia’s practice focuses on criminal defense and internal investigations. He previously served as a prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to law school, Hsia served in the United States Marine Corps as an artillery officer, where he reached the rank of Captain and deployed to Asia and the Middle East. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he coordinated artillery, aviation, and mortar missions as an Artillery Liaison Officer and Fire Support Coordinator. He also trained active duty and reserve Marines and sailors in close combat as a Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor.

Click here for more information about the CLE program.

Photo (left to right): Richard Prebil (MAP), Cecilia Cardesa (MAP), Timothy Wynn (Phila. Veterans Court), Randall Hsia (Schnader), Ashleigh Adams (Univ. of Penna.)