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Oral Advocacy, Brief Writing, and Professionalism: Tips for New Litigators

By Safie Da Costa Soarès – February 12, 2019 | Advice for new litigators who need to know everything law school and bar study didn’t teach them.

Four Federal Judges Talk about Their Journey to the Bench

By Stephanie Francis Ward – February 12, 2019 | Demystifying the process for lawyers considering serving in the judiciary.


The Importance of Recognizing Vicarious Trauma in Your Daily Practice

By Jennifer Selitti and Tracey Telemaque – February 4, 2019 | Are you suffering from Vicarious Trauma? For many lawyers and judges (as well as jurors, courtroom personnel, and others), the violent, disturbing, and unsettling reality they witness inside and outside the courtroom as part of their profession can become debilitating. Vicarious trauma, also called compassion fatigue or secondary trauma, is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. Attorney Jennifer Selitti discusses how to recognize when we are effected by vicarious trauma, and how to best cope with it.

New Year, Better Me

The purpose of this is to provide advice, tips, and encouragement to take care of "me" first. The holiday season should be a joyous time of year, but it often brings on depression. That coupled with unattainable New Year's resolutions can have a negative impact on one's emotions. This forum will help you beat the holiday blues. Our speaker will provide us useful advice on getting a great start to a great new year.

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