Qualifies for 2 CPD hours, all of which qualifies for Ethics
Just Mercy brings to life the powerful and thought-provoking true story of newly-minted lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice on behalf of innocent people wrongfully convicted. With its honest portrayal of the toll that this kind of work takes on a lawyer, the film also provides a profound opportunity to consider how lawyers can (a) develop greater resilience in the face of adversity, and (b) develop a sustainable passion for doing meaningful work to provide greater access to justice for the underserved.
What you’ll learn:
- Identify implicit biases and understand how they operate, as well as the settings and circumstances in which they are more likely to show up
- Recognize the hallmarks of systemic racism, and commit to the path of pursuing anti-racism, instead of staying silent and thereby compounding existing problems
- Employ practical tools and strategies for confronting instances of bias and systemic injustices or inequities
- Take practical steps to help provide meaningful access to justice for the chronically disadvantaged and marginalized
- Understand the concept of vicarious trauma, and how to develop effective habits and commitments to sustainable and effective self-care and well-being, no matter what type of law or in what settings they practice
ReelTime CLE’s Michael Kahn, JD, LPC will provide practical tips and strategies for engaging in this gut-wrenching work without burning out in the process.