The Indiana State Bar Association is hosting a free webinar, “Just Mercy and Access to Justice” from ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences on Friday, June 26 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm EST. Register here.
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. Stevenson’s story of navigating multiple levels of appeal and habeas corpus review, serving the most underserved criminal defendants, and confronting the demons of overt racism and implicit bias presents a perfect catalyst for engaging conversations about the cracks and flaws in our system, and what seemingly “ordinary” lawyers can do about it.
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. Our own Michael Kahn, JD, LPC will provide practical tips and strategies for engaging in this gut-wrenching work without burning out in the process.
To make sure this program is practical and well-informed, we will be joined in this conversation by folks “in the trenches”—not only those who have been doing the hard work of exonerating the innocent, but also some of the grateful clients who have benefitted from that work.
Our Special Guests for this roundtable discussion will include:
This lively, interactive virtual webinar will provide practical takeaways and guidance for developing resilience that are applicable for lawyers in all kinds of practice areas and all types of cases.
TIMED AGENDA (2.0 Hour Webinar Version)
Each segment will feature film clips from Just Mercy, along with a lively and engaging Roundtable Discussion with our Special Guests. There will also be plentiful opportunities for attendees to offer feedback and ask questions on each topic.
Participants in this live webinar will be encouraged and equipped to: