On the 30th of June 2021, the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten (NOvA) opened registration for a new resilience training programme for lawyers.  The training is designed to give lawyers practical assistance to address threats encountered during the course of their daily practice. The NOvA developed the training in recognition of the fact that during the course of their professional practice, many lawyers encounter either verbal or physical aggression, threats and invasion of their private life. The training is designed to give lawyers the tools the protect their office and homes, as well as increase awareness of possible risks, and de-escalate situations.

The NOvA is offering 250 places for the free course, with classes starting in August of 2021. Participants will be given theoretical and practical training by both lawyers and securing experts, as well as the opportunity to discuss their own experiences. The emphasis of the course is on improving personal safety and dealing with risky situations through de-escalation of the situation.

Read more about the programme here. (In Dutch, but available via Google Translate)