An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Lawyering

When:  Mar 21, 2023 from 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM (CT)

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

A CLE collaboration and presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL).

Live Zoom - this CLE is being offered remotely via Zoom Webinar but limited in-person seating is available at the Minnesota State Bar Assocation. To register to attend in-person, please indicate on registration AND contact

Program Description:

An introduction to the trauma-informed lawyering framework which will help legal professionals identify and acknowledge trauma and triggers in their lives. This session will increase our awareness of the impacts trauma has on the legal profession as a whole, and on each of us personally and professionally. Attendees will walk away with strategies for self-reflection, self-regulation, self-critique, and self-awareness which could improve their personal and professional relationships.

Featured Presenter:

Myrna McCallum is a true change-maker, thought leader and leading champion of trauma-informed lawyering. She is the host of “The Trauma-Informed Lawyer" Podcast and she acts as a subject matter expert and consultant on trauma-informed policy, procedure, and process. Myrna also offers training courses on trauma-informed engagement for leaders, policy makers, police officers, lawyers and judges. She has also become a highly sought after public speaker.

Myrna has co-edited two publications: Criminal Law eBook Canadian Law, Indigenous Laws and Critical Perspectives published by CanLII (set for release on March 28, 2023) and Trauma-Informed Law: a Pathway to Healing and Resilience for Lawyers published by the American Bar Association (set for release in April 2023).

Myrna received the 2020 Federal Department of Justice Excellence in Legal Practice and Victim Support Award, the 2022 Canadian Bar Association BC Aboriginal Lawyer’s Forum Special Contributor Award and the 2022 Saskatchewan Ombudsman Game Changer Award. She lives in North Vancouver, B.C.

CLE Credits:

2.50 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 483870


MSBA Members: $0
Non-Members*: $25
Law Students & New Admittees: FREE

*Public Defenders, Judges, Judicial Law Clerks, and Legal Services use code PUBLICINTEREST at checkout to register for FREE.

Registration Deadline:  March 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form . Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Covid-19:  We are currently following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. For more information, please visit our website .

Accommodations: We are 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 with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager : Geen Mui | | 612-278-6346