Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care in the Legal Profession

When:  May 8, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CT)
Associated with  Section - Family Law

Online registration is closed. If you would like to join or have questions, please email Geen at

Hosted by the MSBA Family Law Section. Live CLE Webinar Program is from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  Therefore, the Family Law Section business meeting is now meeting afterwards from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM. All Family Law Section members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting agenda and materials will be sent closer to the meeting date. This will be the Annual Elections Meeting.

Please note the presentation done remotely through live webcast via Zoom. Attendees will have the option to view online and/or dial-in. Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice. Thank you.   

Program Description:

Lawyers are in the only profession where members regularly deal with traumatized clients but seldom talk about the effect that trauma can have on them. This program will discuss types of trauma, the impact of others’ trauma, our risks, and what to watch for. Participants will learn self-care techniques that will lessen the impact of our exposure to trauma and help us to develop resilience. Information on resources available to all Minnesota lawyers is provided.


Joan Bibelhausen, JD, Executive Director | Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Robert Schuneman, JD, MBA, Outreach Coordinator | Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard Credit | Event code: TBD   

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering (dial-in attendees only need to email Toll fees may apply from a landline.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.             


Family Law Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members NOT in Section:  $5.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $10.00
Law Students: Free

Online Deadline to Register: May 6, 2021

Join the Family Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact the program manager to register for this CLE at no cost. Want more information about the Family Law Section?  


Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.


Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.


The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:

Geen Mui |