How Secondary Trauma Affects Attorney Mental Health


Attorneys often represent people who have been traumatized as victims of abuse, crime or other adversity. As the matter unfolds, lawyers, staff and
judges alike may be exposed to emotional stories, highly charged situations, as well as gruesome and disturbing evidence, which can lead to secondary or vicarious trauma. Symptoms include burnout, PTSD, irritability, difficulties with sleep and concentration as well as diminished pleasure and interest in activities.

Join Cindy Sharp and Becky Howlett for this timely educational webinar as they explore secondary trauma. Case studies of legal professionals who
have experienced the adverse effects of vicarious trauma are included. Certified Meditation Instructor and Attorney Becky Howlett will teach and
lead mindfulness practices throughout this session.

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Course Pricing
  • Member: 50.00
  • Non-Member: 80.00
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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Ethics Credit Available
  • View from your laptop or mobile device
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
  • Approved Distance Learning for 2022
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.