what we do

A Trauma-Informed Practice strengths-based framework rooted in understanding the impact of trauma 
and emphasizing in the physical, psychological, and emotional safety of trauma survivors.

services

The Soaring Center was created as a resource for advocates who need a little assistance, or for trauma victims who either can’t find help or prefer a solo journey, we can help. 

With more than three decades of advocacy, political and legal experience, we can provide support—whether it be preparing to report an assault, preparing for litigation-related events, or preparing for resolution of legal claims. 

Sometimes we just need a sounding board, and other times we need an experienced helping hand.  How ever you need help, we are here for you.  Reach out.

Micha Star Liberty

services

The Soaring Center was created as a resource for advocates who need a little assistance, or for trauma victims who either can’t find help or prefer a solo journey, we can help. 

With more than three decades of advocacy, political and legal experience, we can provide support—whether it be preparing to report an assault, preparing for litigation-related events, or preparing for resolution of legal claims. 

Sometimes we just need a sounding board, and other times we need an experienced helping hand.  How ever you need help, we are here for you.  Reach out.

Together we rise

why the soaring center?

I wanted to create a Trauma-Informed Practice strengths-based framework rooted in understanding the impact of trauma and emphasizing in the physical, psychological, and emotional safety of trauma survivors: Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM, SM).

All mediators should have a strengths-based framework rooted in understanding the impact of a trauma before agreeing to working with trauma survivors.  After 20 years of watching mediations gone wrong because of untrained and ill prepared mediators, we now offer trauma sensitive and trauma informed mediations at a low cost. Want to book?

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (Trademark Pending).

The Soaring Center offers a truly independent investigation for those organizations that truly want to address the root causes of issues—not just use “hired-guns” to provide a false clean bill of health. When we are called on to investigate a complaint, we ensure the business leaders understand the perspective of the employee or other complainant, and to identify and address how the problem happened in the first place.  Are you ready?

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

Micha Star Liberty, Founder of The Soaring Center, routinely serves as an expert witness and consultant on the topics of sex assault, civil sexual harassment, and attorney ethics complaints dealing with sexual harassment, and attorneys’ fee disputes. Want a consultation?

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

After advocating for crime and trauma victims for over 20 years, Micha Star Liberty has developed a plethora of practices to help guide and support others who are helping sexual assault survivors whether it be through consultations, trainings, or mentoring.  She is an experienced guide and sounding board for those in need.  Need help?

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

Being trauma-informed is a requirement to understanding and interacting with people who have trauma, and it is based on the increasing recognition of the prevalence and negative impact of psychological trauma. Anyone who aims to work with victims of crime, sexual assault, serious injury, or systemic racism or oppression absolutely must be trauma-informed to ethically and compassionately help that particular segment of our society and avoid unnecessarily triggering them.  Let us train you!

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

Micha Star Liberty has been working behind the scenes on some of the biggest political, legal and sex related scandals over the past twenty years. She has the skill, relationships, and message crafting know-how to lead any individual, team, lawyer, or organization through the rough waters of a crisis.  Want to discuss strategy?

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

Successful testimony or interview of a survivor relies largely on the ability to provide a trauma-informed approach to preparation in order to not trigger the witness.  The best testimony comes from a witness who has full capacity over their own neurological wellbeing and when they are not in a trauma response.  We ensure the survivor is prepared for any scenario that could happen in a deposition or in the courtroom, always preparing them for any “what-if’s” in any given experience so that they can calmly communicate. 

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

Micha Star Liberty has been conducting this type of in-person and remote training for two decades and given her experience as a victim-side litigator, she knows exactly how to present to insure competency and efficiency.  California law requires all employers of 5 or more employees to provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to nonsupervisory employees and 2 hours of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to supervisors and managers once every two years.  Book a training?

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

For over thirty years, Micha Star Liberty has been a vocal and effective public policy advocate in the areas of sexual assault and harassment, violence against women, public protection, racial equity, and workers rights.  She is frequently hired on as a legislative advocate and strategist. We have the tools to make your voice be heard. Book a consultation?

Lionhearted Safe Spaces: Trauma Informed Practices (TM,SM).

Past event topics

After advocating for crime and trauma victims for over 20 years, Micha Star Liberty has developed a plethora of practices to help guide and support others who are helping sexual assault survivors whether it be through consultations, trainings, or mentoring.

2023

  • Equal Pay for Equal Work: Gender Bias and Pay Disparity, Hawaii Seminar WTLA, 2023
  • Human Sex Trafficking: Myths and Facts, Palm Spring Seminar CAOC, 2023
  • Best Practices for Representing Multiple Plaintiffs, 2023
  • Sexual Assault Litigation – AAJ 2023 Winter Convention
  • Trauma Informed Litigation Best Practices – Oregon Trial Lawyers Association “All Star” Event
  • Creative Strategies in Employment Cases Involving Sexual Harassment/Assault – Sonoma Travel Seminar 2023
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Lawyers – Winter Ski Conference WTL 2023
  • Best practices for Representing Multiples Plaintiffs – National Crime Victims Bar Association
  • Trauma Informed Best Practices – 56th Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference

2022

  • Webinar Trauma-Informed Litigation Practices
  • Holding Social Media Platforms Accountable for Sex Trafficking of Children
  • How to advocate for sexual assault survivors in the Capitol and not just the courtoom

2021

  • Sexual Abuse and Harassment Cases From Survivors To Systemic Failures. Trauma Informed Practices.
  • Cyber Torts: Online Bullying, Invasion of Privacy, Right to Publicity, Revenge Porn, and Online Defamation.
  • Being an advocate in all proceedings for your sexual assault clients.
  • Deposition Skills Program: Overview and Strategy, Pincus Professional Education.
  • Non-Lawyer Ownership & Paraprofessionals.
  • Palm Springs Virtual Seminar.
  • Virtual Rally Supporting Assembly member Alex Lee.
  • The Great Trials Podcast, EP 109.
  • The Donald L. Galine Sonoma Virtual Seminar.

2020

  • Coping from Home: Ways to Juggle Legal Work, Kids, Pets and Other Homebound Issues.
  • Practicing Victim-Centered Law in the Pandemic. The National Crime Victim Bar Association.
  • Title 9, Organization of Women Soccer Coaches.   

2019     

  • Sexual Abuse Cases Finding Experts.
  • Ending School Abuse.
  • Physical Abuse Cases for Special Needs Clients.

2018

  • Sexual Abuse and Harassment Panel.
  • #MeToo Presentation.
  • Sexual Misconduct Case Strategies.
  • California Women’s Conference.
  • #MeToo A Year In Review.

2017

  • You Can’t Teach #Hustle.
  • What You Should Know About Cyberporn Cases.
  • Sexual Abuse.
  • Opening Statement: The Basics.
  • Employment Law Developments: 2016 In Review.
  • Do As I Say, Not As I Do: 5 Common “Mistakes” Made During Voir Dire.
  • Cyber Torts.

2016

  • Starting Your Own Practice.
  • Sexual Abuse Cases Against Public Entities with a Special Needs Plaintiff.
  • Proving Sexual Abuse of Special Needs Minors While at School.
  • Preparing for an Expert’s Deposition.
  • How to Win the Battle of the Experts.
  • How to Successfully Examine Patronizing, Gender-Biased Trial Witnesses.

2015

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
  • Using Your Body Language to Persuade a Jury.
  • Top 10 List for Summary Judgment Motions.
  • Increasing Damages Through Direct Examination.

2014

  • Top 3 USSC Employment Cases, Western Trial Lawyers.
  • Sexual Abuse of Minors with Disabilities, People With Disabilities Foundation.

2013

  • Social Justice in the Workplace, USF Law School Seminar.
  • Motions to Compel.
  • Discovery of Electronically Stored Information.
  • Deposition Bootcamp.

2012

  • Welcome to the Law, Plenary Session Speaker.
  • Law Firm Marketing, Plenary Session Speaker.
  • Getting it Right Up Front, Case Selection,.
  • Client Communications.
  • Client Communications, CEB, and CEB Basics.
  • Client Communications.

2011

  • Update of California Bar, Western States Bar Conference.
  • The Art of Witness Examination, CAOC Tahoe Seminar.
  • Connecting With Your Jury, CAOC Annual Convention.

2010

  • Taking Your First Deposition.
  • Legal Claims Against the Government.
  • Deposition Bootcamp.

2009

  • Nuts and Bolts of Effectively Litigating Your Case.
  • How New Online Strategies and Tools can Help Grow Your Practice in Turbulent Times.
  • Depositions, ACCTLA, Regional Travel Seminar.
  • College Success Class: What to Expect in the Field of Law.
  • Case Investigation.

2008

  • Women Owned Law Firms: Overcoming Bias Deception, State Bar Annual Convention.
  • Quick Hits: “What you need to stay current”.
  • Opening a Law Firm.
  • Gender, Politics and the Law.
  • Deposition Practices.
  • Common Mistakes During Voir Dire.
  • Case Selection and Evaluation.

2007

  • Opening a Law Firm.

2006

  • Winning Through Direct and Cross Examination.
  • Nuts and Bolts of Depositions,.
  • Depositions for the New Lawyer.

2005

  • Nuts and Bolts of Depositions.

2004

  •  Defense Medical Exams.
Micha Star Liberty