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Enhancing Client Service with Trauma-Centered Lawyering 2024

Product ID: CA3646W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Taking on trauma 

Trauma-centered (or trauma-informed) lawyering isn’t just a trendy phrase used by mental health practitioners. It’s a set of research-based principles that help lawyers provide the most effective representation on behalf of clients. But what is trauma and what does it mean to be a trauma-centered lawyer? 

Join Atty. Judith McMullen and Hon. Mary Triggiano for Enhancing Client Service with Trauma-Centered Lawyering. They’ll provide guidance on:

  • How “trauma” is defined
  • What symptoms and behaviors trauma causes
  • How trauma responses affect people physically and mentally
  • The best ways to work with traumatized clients, colleagues, judges, or opponents
  • How to identify and manage signs of suicidality
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Pricing

Member $119.00

Non-Member $169.00

Credits

1.5 LAU

Date and Time

Tuesday, July 16, 202412:00 PM - 1:15 PM CT

Add to Calendar 7/16/2024 12:00:00 PM 7/16/2024 1:15:00 PM America/Chicago Enhancing Client Service with Trauma-Centered Lawyering 2024

Taking on trauma 

Trauma-centered (or trauma-informed) lawyering isn’t just a trendy phrase used by mental health practitioners. It’s a set of research-based principles that help lawyers provide the most effective representation on behalf of clients. But what is trauma and what does it mean to be a trauma-centered lawyer? 

Join Atty. Judith McMullen and Hon. Mary Triggiano for Enhancing Client Service with Trauma-Centered Lawyering. They’ll provide guidance on:

  • How “trauma” is defined
  • What symptoms and behaviors trauma causes
  • How trauma responses affect people physically and mentally
  • The best ways to work with traumatized clients, colleagues, judges, or opponents
  • How to identify and manage signs of suicidality
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Taking on trauma 

Trauma-centered (or trauma-informed) lawyering isn’t just a trendy phrase used by mental health practitioners. It’s a set of research-based principles that help lawyers provide the most effective representation on behalf of clients. But what is trauma and what does it mean to be a trauma-centered lawyer? 

Join Atty. Judith McMullen and Hon. Mary Triggiano for Enhancing Client Service with Trauma-Centered Lawyering. They’ll provide guidance on:

  • How “trauma” is defined
  • What symptoms and behaviors trauma causes
  • How trauma responses affect people physically and mentally
  • The best ways to work with traumatized clients, colleagues, judges, or opponents
  • How to identify and manage signs of suicidality
Read More ↓

Judith McMullen earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and received an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University. She is a professor of law at Marquette University, where she teaches in the areas of family law, trusts and estates, alternative dispute resolution, and lawyers and mental health. Professor McMullen served two terms on the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners, serving as Chairperson in 2019. Before joining the Marquette faculty, she was a Teaching Fellow at DePaul College of Law. She also practiced law in Chicago at the firm of Sidley & Austin, where she specialized in estate planning. 

Hon. Mary Triggiano is the director of the Andrew Center for Restorative Justice at Marquette University Law School. A graduate of UW-Madison Law School, she served as a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge for 19 years in various divisions, including Children’s, Domestic Violence, Civil, and Family Drug Treatment. She also led several judicial committees, trainings, and initiatives on topics such as problem-solving courts, restorative justice, and the neuroscience of trauma. In 2020 she was appointed Chief Judge, District 1 Milwaukee County. She held that position until April 2023. She is an adjunct professor at Marquette Law School and a board member of the Neuroscience Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

  • Provide more effective representation for clients who have experienced trauma
  • Learn the key characteristics of trauma-informed lawyering
  • Understand how traumatic experiences affect people in different ways
  • Give clients a safe environment to express their concerns and share their experiences 
  • Reduce the potential for client re-traumatization and secondary trauma
  • Discover best practices for working with traumatized colleagues or opponents 
  • Criminal law practitioners 
  • Lawyers representing children
  • Family law attorneys
  • Guardians ad litem
  • Immigration lawyers
  • Pro bono lawyers
  • Anyone working with clients who have experienced extreme stress or trauma  

The ability to recognize trauma and be compassionate, mindful, and empathetic are crucial skills for lawyers working with clients who have experienced or are still experiencing some of the worst experiences that life has to offer. Preventing ourselves as lawyers from experiencing negative impacts from exposure to trauma is also critical. The Trauma-Centered Lawyering Series is designed to help you enhance client relationships, achieve more positive outcomes for clients, and avoid burnout or secondary trauma. Learn more about trauma-centered lawyering care for yourself in part 2 of the series, Preserving Lawyer Well-Being with Trauma Centered Lawyering.

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