Wellbeing Webinar: When Your Office is a Courtroom: Wellness Strategies for Judges, Prosecutors, and Court Staff

February 14, 2023

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

For judges, clerks, bailiffs, court reporters, and the lawyers appearing on a case, the “office” is a courtroom.  Spending day after day in a high-pressure setting with no privacy, no downtime, and often no lunch break, can become mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausting for everyone involved.

Prosecutors who spend much time in court know that everyone is affected by the courtroom-office lifestyle, which can include vicarious trauma, long hours, and physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion.  But courtroom wellness is a team sport.  This program will discuss best practices, policies, and procedures to promote and maintain workplace health and wellness for everyone involved in the criminal court process.  From verdicts to vacations, time management, and calendar control, this program will explore effective ways to maintain health and sanity within nontraditional office space.

Learning Objective 1 – Discuss best practices, policies, and procedures to promote and maintain health and wellness for everyone in the courtroom.

Learning Objective 2 –  From verdicts to vacations, this program will explore the best ways to achieve work-life balance.

Learning Objective 3 – Provide specific examples of how to convert the courtroom “office” into a comfortable workspace for sometimes weeks on end.

Members: Free for NDAA Members
Non-Member: $100

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Presented by:

Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D.
Deputy District Attorney, Office of the San Diego County District Attorney, CA

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 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 Logan Silverman lsilverman@ndaajustice.org.


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