This podcast is brought to you in partnership with the Canadian Bar Association. It will serve as your educational resource on trauma-informed lawyering. Through inspiring interviews and thoughtful commentary, Myrna will shine a light on a critical competency you did not get any instruction on in law school. Trauma-informed lawyering is a do-no-further-harm, relational approach to the practice of law which benefits you, your clients, your colleagues and the legal profession generally. Lawyers, this is the education about trauma, vicarious trauma and trauma-informed lawyering you didn't know you needed.
Artwork titled, "Lunar Messenger" by Colleen Gray.
Trauma-Informed Law: A Primer for Lawyers in Practice
J. Kim Wright, Helgi Maki, Marjorie Florestal and I share our latest group project with you, a book on trauma-informed law which will be published in the summer of 2021 by the American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Division! We are excited about this project and want to include you. Have a listen, we will provide information on where you can submit your input to add your voice to this subject. This ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind resource will transform for our legal profession. For more information, check out: https://www.traumainformedlaw.org/surveys
Practicing Smart Justice in Scotland: My Conversation with Iain Smith
In this episode, Iain Smith shares how becoming trauma aware has changed his approach to practice and the way in which he relates to his clients. He also explains why justice systems everywhere need trauma informed education to effectively reduce crime and criminalization.
Evolving Police Services Through Trauma Informed Practice: A Conversation with Inspector Dan Jones
This episode explores the evolution of the Edmonton Police Service through trauma informed training. Insp. Dan Jones discusses the benefits of a relational, community-based and decolonized approach to public safety and partnership-building.
Courageous Conversations & The Stories We Tell Ourselves
This solo episode focuses on the stories we tell ourselves, a concept I borrowed from a Harold Johnson talk, and how these stories coupled with a lack of self-awareness can cause harm to ourselves and those we work with.
Re-envisioning the Lawyer's Role: A Conversation with UCLA Law's Claudia Pena and Alicia Virani
Claudia Pena and Alicia Virani share their inspiration for co-creating and co-teaching a course on trauma-informed lawyering and restorative/transformative justice at UCLA Law School.
One is the Loneliest Number: Justice Harry LaForme's Advice for Indigenous Judges and Those Who Appoint Them
Justice Harry LaForme and I discuss the importance of Indigenous lived experiences in the judiciary as he reflects on his judicial career, trauma-informed decision making and his growing concerns about the increasing barriers for Indigenous lawyers who may wish to pursue judicial appointments.