The Top 5 Steps Social Workers Should Take to Maximize Civil Rights Protection for their Clients with William Most (06/12/21 Replay!)

This 1.5 General Hour Approved CEU provides Louisiana Social Workers with an introduction to civil rights and systemic causes and effects.

Presented by William Most, Esq., Founding Attorney of Most & Associates, this 1.5 Hour General (and Approved) CEU provides Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with a primer on common civil rights violations.


This CEU provides Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with a basic understanding of common civil rights violations, as well as concrete steps Social Workers can take to aid their clients (and themselves and their colleagues) in addressing those violations.


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand what civil rights are and how they differ from other types of legal rights
  2. Identify some commonly-violated civil rights and understand some of their systemic causes and effects
  3. Help clients, themselves and colleagues by providing concrete steps they can take to address civil rights violations and preserve their legal claims


We highly suggest you print and take notes directly on the slides, rather than on separate paper. The Board historically has preferred integrated notes as proof of engagement during CEUs.


At the end of the video, you'll hear us say "okay, activity time!". Because you are watching a replay, you won't be able to sent to a Breakout Room, but you are still required to complete the activity. Once you get to that point in the video, go to the next step (ACTIVITY) and complete the activity. You'll submit a form and receive a copy of your responses (which you should save for your records with the CEU Materials). If you have issues accessing the activity, please email us.

Your Instructor

Sheila M. Wilkinson, MSW, LMSW, JD, LL.M.
Sheila M. Wilkinson, MSW, LMSW, JD, LL.M.

Sheila M. Wilkinson, Founder.

Sheila is originally from Houma, Louisiana, and is an educator, social worker and attorney. Her primary focus is empowering others to reach their full potential, guiding them towards resources and resolutions.

Heavily involved in community development, Sheila is a Founder of Resolve Mediation Group (a Louisiana nonprofit), as well as a Founder of the Louisiana Indian Law and Policy Association. She also serves on several nonprofit boards and professional organizations in New Orleans, particularly with ArtSpot Productions and within the Bar Governance of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Completing her LL.M. in International and European Law with the Institute for European Studies in Brussels in 2014, Sheila’s current focus is on comparative EU/US law, as well as business law and its effective and efficient development. Prior to her LL.M., Sheila earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in Civil Law with an International Legal Studies Certificate, and her Master’s of Social Work from Tulane University.

Sheila managed a partnership of law firms for 10 years, focusing on class actions and multi-district litigation prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2010. Since then, Sheila has divided her time between the United States and Belgium serving clients and educational institutions in both locations.

In New Orleans, Sheila teaches at the University of Phoenix, Loyola University and Herzing University. In Brussels, Sheila teaches at Vesalius College and United Business Institutes.

A lifelong learner, Sheila has two goals each day: (1) to make a stranger laugh and (2) to be a better person today than she was yesterday. With a keen sense of humor and mean baking skills, she happily and genuinely engages others wherever she goes.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now - access ends never! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish, but the date you finish is the date you can claim CEU credit, so please finish before the LABSWE CEU deadline.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have limited access to this course via our site - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are, let us know what you think by emailing us at [email protected]
Is this a pre-approved CEU?
Great question. The short answer: yes. The long answer: This CEU was APPROVED by NASW-LA at the time of it was presented. However, if you are watching this, you can always be extra careful and fill out your own self-assessment form with your materials. We scored this session at a 15. A score of 10 is needed for an approvable event. Fill out your form on our website here:

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