CLE - Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

CLE - Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue
4:00 PM - 6:15PM - Registration begins at 3:30 PM Materials will be provided electronically prior to the program. 1.5 SUB/0.5 ETH credits
 


Co-hosted by the Wellness Committee and Immigration Law Committee

Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue: Strategies to Support Lawyers and Judges

Lawyers and judges - particularly those in criminal, family, juvenile, and tort law - are frequently exposed to stories of human trauma, assault, devastating accidents and other horrific incidents. Judges are expected to address each situation individually, listen impartially to witnesses, and view other evidence. Today, evidence comes in many formats, including grisly photos and videos or frightening emails, voice mails, and text messages. This repeated exposure to traumatic details that judges, lawyers and other court personnel face daily can, over time, increase your risk of developing secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. In addition to presiding over cases involving traumatic events, judges in emotionally charged cases, as well as lawyers, may have concerns about safety.

Whether it’s called secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious traumatization or compassion fatigue, those in the legal profession often suffer emotional duress when hearing about the first-hand trauma experience of another. Legal and judicial training do not typically focus on how one feels. This panel will examine the science behind this syndrome, provide an overview of vicarious trauma, it’s impact and offer strategies to support lawyers and judges. Panelists will also address issues related to grievances, professional conduct, and professional responsibility relating to decision-making, client interaction and proper stress response.

Attend this timely program to hear the risk factors and identify self-care strategies and supports that help maintain professional competency and enhance personal well-being.

Course Planner/Moderator:
Hon. Timika Lane 
Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division – Criminal
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair, ACE Committee

Presenters:
Hon. Lori Dumas 
Court of Common Pleas - Family Court, Juvenile Division
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair, Wellness Committee

Hon. Gwendolyn N. Bright 
Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division – Criminal
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Joanna E. McClinton 
191st Legislative District
Democratic Caucus Chair
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Dr. Ariane Thomas, Psy.D/J.D. 
Lecturer in Educational Practice
Associate Director for Professional Training
Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division
University of Pennsylvania

Deborah Watson-Stokes, Esq. 
Assistant District Attorney
Municipal Court Unit
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
 

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When
3/12/2020 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Where
Philadelphia Bar Association 11th Floor Conference Center 1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 UNITED STATES
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