Live Zoom webinar:
July 12, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT
(8:00 a.m. AKDT; 9:00 a.m. PDT; 10:00 a.m. MDT; 12:00 p.m. EDT)
Minn. Event Code 487529
August 1, 2023, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. CDT
(11:00 a.m. AKDT; 12:00 p.m. PDT; 1:00 p.m. MDT; 3:00 p.m. EDT)
Minn. Event Code 488852
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT - Trauma-Informed Practice as an Ethical Obligation (1.0 Ethics)
— Jennifer Bovitz and Katie Olson
The consequences of failing to develop a trauma-informed practice or to implement trauma-informed practices can be catastrophic. In this course segment, you will learn the critical importance of trauma-informed practices in terms of an attorney’s ethical obligations and the risk of exposure to professional liability.
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CDT - Understanding and Responding to Trauma (1.0 Elimination of Bias)
— Katie Olson and Jennifer Bovitz
Everyone benefits from improved interactions, within the legal profession and legal systems, with people who have experienced or are experiencing trauma. In this course segment, the instructors explain what trauma is and how it impacts those who experience it. Equipped with this knowledge, attendees will learn how to identify office environments and attorney behaviors that can have the effect of re-traumatizing or impairing communications with clients and others, even if unintentionally, and how to improve communications.
Jennifer Bovitz, J.D. is a former senior assistant director and managing attorney for the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR). Subsequent to that, she was an attorney at the Burke & Thomas PLLP law firm, focusing her practice on representing attorneys and other professionals in malpractice and licensing matters. Currently, she is an attorney for Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, a lawyers professional liability insurance company.
Katie Olson, J.D. is an attorney and member of the faculty at William Mitchell School of Law. She teaches trauma-informed legal advocacy and is also training director for the Zero Abuse Project there. She is also a volunteer attorney for the Children’s Law Center, representing children in foster care in child protection cases.
Minnesota: The Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education has approved this course for 2.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 Ethics and 1.0 Elimination of Bias credit.
Per applicable CLE and reciprocity rules, 2.0 CLE credits based on a 60-minute hour may be claimed and/or is presumptively approved in the following jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Wisconsin. Echion has not applied for pre-approval in these jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each attorney to comply with the requirements of their licensing jurisdiction(s) for self-certifying or claiming CLE credit for attending out-of-state courses.
Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 2.0 hour toward your annual MCLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona
New Hampshire: NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Echion believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 120 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
New York: New York State Approved Jurisdiction policy applies. Minnesota is an approved jurisdiction. This course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
Check with the CLE governing body in your state for information about claiming credit for attending out-of-state courses.
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