ECBA Lunch-n-Learn - No One Makes It Out Unscathed: The Effects of Personal Trauma and Stress On Our Lives

ECBA Seminars
Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Registration: 11:45 a.m.
Seminar: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Cost: $47.00 (ECBA Members and their Non-Attorney Staff)
$60.00 (Non-members)

1 hour Ethics CLE / 1 hour Substantive CJE

The Program

Attorneys and Judges hopefully recognize that like many other professionals, their lives are filled to the brim with stress. It’s important to be proactive in dealing with it. The consequences of shrugging it off can be catastrophic - not only for them but for their family, staff, and friends.

And then there’s trauma. The ramifications of trauma aren’t discussed as frequently as those of stress, and thus, for many attorneys, trauma is a topic in need of attention.

Trauma can be secondary or vicarious. For example, it can be the cumulative effect of listening to a client or witness relay graphic stories and experiences, viewing gruesome photos in a criminal or family law matter, hearing traumatic testimony at trial. Trauma also results from a personal loss such as the death of a family member or a close friend. It’s important to recognize the signs of trauma in yourself as well as in your office staff, family, and clients.

Hear from our experienced speaker as he shares his personal story of trauma related to the untimely death of his mentor, and learn how you can recognize the unhealthy and potentially life-threatening shadow it can cast.

The Speaker

Brian S. Quinn, Esq.
Education and Outreach Coordinator
for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA, Inc.

Brian Quinn holds the position of Educator for Pennsylvania’s Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Program. He obtained his undergraduate degree in 1970, his law degree in 1973 and a certificate in Drug and Alcohol counseling in 2012, from Villanova University. Prior to working for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, he was a sole practitioner for nearly 40 years and has also worked in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Mirmont Treatment Center and Malvern Institute in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Quinn is a past member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania and served as a peer volunteer for over six years prior to accepting his current role as the organization’s Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Reservations due to the ECBA office by Thursday, October 10. 

Registration Cost: See registration form for details