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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.

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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.

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The Trauma-Informed Lawyer hosted by Myrna McCallum

Latest release on Jan 14, 2021

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Rank #1: Trauma-Informed Law: A Primer for Lawyers in Practice

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CW: our discussion briefly mentions suicide and murder

Jan 14 2021

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Practicing Smart Justice in Scotland: My Conversation with Iain Smith

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CW: Some discussion of child abuse is had with no details provided. The focus of this episode is on  trauma awareness and how judges and lawyers can positively improve and redirect the lives of offenders by simply being kind and compassionate with them, and by recognizing how a history of childhood trauma may be influencing their criminal behaviour. 

Dec 30 2020

56mins

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Rank #3: Evolving Police Services Through Trauma Informed Practice: A Conversation with Inspector Dan Jones

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This episode touches on sensitive subject matter including sexual assault, suicide, PTSD, mental health and murder.

Dec 12 2020

49mins

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Rank #4: Courageous Conversations & The Stories We Tell Ourselves

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It is time to courageously reflect on how you show up, how you impact others, how others impact you and why we all need to make space for psychological safety and boundaries in our workplaces.

Nov 29 2020

24mins

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Rank #5: Re-envisioning the Lawyer's Role: A Conversation with UCLA Law's Claudia Pena and Alicia Virani

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This episode discusses vulnerability, vicarious trauma, restorative justice, harm, healing, debriefing, personal trauma and the missing link between current legal education and the practice of law. 

Nov 15 2020

48mins

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Rank #6: One is the Loneliest Number: Justice Harry LaForme's Advice for Indigenous Judges and Those Who Appoint Them

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This episode discusses racism, colonization and intentional Indigenous exclusion from the Canadian judiciary. 

Nov 02 2020

50mins

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Rank #7: Practising Cultural Humility in Human Rights Advocacy: A Debrief Session with Amber Prince

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This episode explores what advocacy looks like from the perspective of lawyers who understand and practice cultural humility from a trauma-informed lens

Oct 13 2020

48mins

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Rank #8: Making Space for Trauma and Diversity in Family Law: A Conversation with Zara Suleman

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In this episode, we discuss relational client engagement, racism, trauma, and the value of bringing a racially diverse lived experience to the counsel table and the courtroom. 

Oct 04 2020

52mins

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Rank #9: Aligning With Your Values: A Conversation with Doron Gold

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This episode addresses vicarious trauma in the legal profession and the personal traumas that can sometimes interfere with our ability to connect with each other and live in alignment with our core values. 

Sep 20 2020

1hr

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Rank #10: The Harm We Allow: A Call to Action from the Court to Become Trauma-Informed

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This episode delivers a call to action from the courts to find a better way forward, to become trauma informed for the benefit of judges, counsel, court clerks, court officers and victim support staff. 

Sep 03 2020

21mins

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