2024 Legal Summit Series: Dealing with Vicarious Trauma - St

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Join the MSBA for the 2024 Legal Summit Series: Dealing with Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Lawyers on Monday, September 9th at 11 a.m.

In the current workplace with continued change and uncertainty, patience is often in short supply, emotions seem to run higher, fuses seem to be shorter, and meaningful connection is often challenging. Lawyers step into this environment with empathy and compassion, holding space for others, taking in their emotions, their stories, and their trauma. We as legal professionals give so much of ourselves to support others dealing with conflict, trauma, and change in the pursuit of encouraging them to shine. Yet, we are often the last to recognize the impact this has on us. This session will explain how vicarious trauma impacts the legal profession as a whole, and specifically those of us whose job it is to support those needing help.  We will discuss the symptoms of vicarious trauma, explain techniques for building reserves that buffer negative impacts, and explore strategies to help create a culture that allows you to bring out the best in people and organizations despite the impact Vicarious Trauma might have. Focusing on practical short interactions, attendees will learn strategies and techniques for building reserves in dealing with trauma from both an individual and organizational perspective.

Presented by Laurie Lyte and Deborah Donohue Office of the Attorney General, State of Maryland

One hour credit will be offered for the surrounding MCLE states of Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. If you’re unable to attend the virtual program, the entire event will be recorded and available to you to view later.


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9/9/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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