Live Zoom Webinar
4/26/2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. CDT* Register
(Minn. Event Code 453503)
5/17/2022 - 8:00 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. CDT* Register
(Minn. Event Code pending)
(Starting time in other Time Zones: 6:00 a.m. PDT; 7:00 a.m. MDT; 9:00 a.m. EDT)
*Choose either date. You may register and attend the course on both dates if you wish; however, CLE credit may only be claimed for one date.
8:00–9:00 a.m.: Trauma-Informed Practice as a Professional Obligation (1.0 Ethics credit)
As attorneys, we often hear that the consequences of failing to develop a trauma-informed practice or to implement trauma-informed practices can be catastrophic. It is important to understand why and what exactly that term means. In this course segment Jennifer Bovitz, an ethics and professional liability defense attorney (and former OLPR senior assistant director), and Katie Olson, a member of the Mitchell-Hamline law school faculty directing the school's trauma-informed advocacy program, explain the importance of trauma-informed practice from the perspective of an attorney’s ethical obligations and the risk of exposure to professional liability. Information about trauma-informed training resources is also provided.
9:00–9:05 a.m.: Break
9:05–10:05 a.m. Understanding the Impact of Trauma (1.0 Elimination of Bias credit)
People Incorporated Training Institute director Russ Turner explains what trauma is and how it impacts those who experience it. In addition, attendees will learn how to identify office environments and staff and attorney behaviors that can have the effect of re-traumatizing and impairing communications with clients, even if unintentionally. Russ believes that adults learn best when they are challenged, the material is applicable to work situations, and sessions are interactive and engaging. He encourages but does not require attendees to interact with him during presentations.
10:05 – 11:05 a.m.: Developing a Trauma-Informed Practice(1.0 Elimination of Bias credit)
Russ Turner returns in this session to explain how to transform a practice from one that re-traumatizes, or risks re-traumatizing, clients into one that empowers while improving and enhancing relationships with clients. Russ is a dynamic speaker who encourages but does not require attendees to interact with him during presentations.
11:05 - 11:15 a.m. Questions and Answers.
Alaska: 3.0 credits, including 3.0 professional responsibility credits, may be claimed.
Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the MCLE requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 3 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 3 hour(s) of ethics/professional responsibility.
Arkansas: 3.0 credits may be claimed, including 1.0 Ethics credit.
Connecticut: 3.0 credits may be claimed, including 1.0 Ethics and 2.0 Elimination of Bias credits.
Florida: 3.0 credits may be claimed, including 1.0 Ethics and 2.0 Elimination of Bias.
Guam: 3.0 credit may be claimed, including 1.0 Ethics credit.
Hawaii: 3.0 credits may be claimed, including 3.0 Ethics credits.
Minnesota: 3.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 Ethics and 2.0 Elimination of Bias credits, have been applied for in Minnesota. (Standard CLE credit may be claimed for a course segment to the extent Ethics and Elimination of Bias credits are not needed.)
New Hampshire: 3.0 credits, including 3.0 Ethics/Professionalism credits, may be claimed.
New Jersey: 3.0 credits may be claimed, including 1 Ethics and 2 Elimination of Bias.
New York: New York state approved jurisdiction applies. Vermont is an approved jurisdiction, and has approved this course for 3.0 credits including 1.0 Ethics and 2.0 Diversity credits.
North Carolina: 3.0 credits including 3.0 professional responsibilty/professionalism credits may be claimed.
North Dakota: 3.0 credits, including 3.0 Ethics credits, may be claimed.
Northern Mariana Islands: 3.0 credits may be claimed.
Vermont: The Vermont Continuing Legal Education Board has approved this course for 3.0 credits, including 1 Ethics credit and 2.0 Diversity/Inclusion credits.
Wisconsin: Wisconsin CLE Rule 7.005 provides that "courses approved for CLE credit by, and attended in, any other state or territory or the District of Columbia are deemed approved for the same number of hours and for the same purposes in Wisconsin." The course has been approved by the State of Vermont for 3.0 CLE credits, including 1 Ethics and 2 Diversity/Inclusion credits.
CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions. Check with the applicable continuing legal education authority. Updates will be posted here as they become available.
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Jennifer Bovitz is an attorney with Burke & Thomas PLLP. Her practice is focused on representing attorneys and other professionals in malpractice and licensing matters. Previously, she was a senior assistant director and managing attorney for the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR).
Katie Olson is an attorney/faculty at William Mitchell School of Law. She spearheads the innovative Trauma-Informed Advocacy in Legal Systems Certificate Program there and is training director for the Zero Abuse Project. She is also a volunteer attorney for the Children’s Law Center, representing children in foster care in child protection cases.
Director of the People Incorporated Training Institute. Mr. Turner has over 25 years of experience as a trainer. Over the past 14 years he has developed and taught training classes and workshops in a wide variety of subjects related to behavioral health including crisis de-escalation, understanding trauma, and trauma-informed practices. He has trained case managers, law enforcement, mental health professionals, social workers, addiction professionals, healthcare professionals, organizational leaders and others, and has consulted and coached on numerous mental health related training projects.
People Incorporated is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area. Founded in 1969, it now operates more than 60 programs including children’s programs, crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. The People Incorporated Training Institute works with organizations to improve the skills of their staff as they work with people experiencing mental health concerns and trauma. It offers skills for connecting in crisis and recognizing a better way to work with those experiencing the effects of trauma. People Incorporated trainers impart learners with skills that they can immediately put into practice through customized classes that engage and encourage. Training Institute website.
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