Well-being Webinar: When Your Office is a Courtroom, No One Can See You Sweat: Workplace Wellness for Trial Prosecutors

February 8, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
60-minute presentation 
CLE: 1.00 Credit

For many prosecutors, our “office” is a courtroom.  This nontraditional workplace includes a consistent group of trusted courtroom staff, but also involves daily exposure to colorful cast of characters, depending on the types of cases we handle.  Accordingly, because there is no “typical” day within this nontraditional workplace, sometimes we go home content—sometimes traumatized.  Spending day after day in a high-pressure courtroom setting with no privacy, no downtime, and often no lunch break, can become mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting.

Consequently, for prosecutors assigned to trial units, maintaining workplace wellness requires adaptability, resolve, and resilience.  Time management and calendar control are essential. Supervisors and managers have an additional responsibility of monitoring and caring for their trial lawyers in more ways than one, asking about both evidentiary rulings, and emotional health.

This program will discuss best practices, policies, and procedures to promote and maintain workplace health and wellness for trial prosecutors.  From verdicts to vacations, this program will explore unique ways to achieve work-life balance during difficult times.

Presented by:
Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D.
Deputy District Attorney

Members: Free for NDAA Members
Non-Member: $65

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.00 hour

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Pennslyvania, Tennessee, and Virginia based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to Project Coordinator, Courtney Jan at cjan@ndaajustice.org.

NDAA’s mission to serve and support prosecutors and their staff. In consideration of this commitment, NDAA requires that all those in attendance of our programs currently work in or work closely with prosecution: NDAA invites prosecutors, lawyers and paralegals in local, state, tribal, federal and military government attorneys’ offices. If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact Project Coordinator Logan Silverman lsilverman@ndaajustice.org.


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