Trauma-Informed Justice Symposium

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The Connecticut Bar Foundation
James W. Cooper Fellows

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges


Quinnipiac School of Law


“Trauma-Informed Justice”

Friday, October 26, 2018
Quinnipiac School of Law
North Haven, CT
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration at 8:00 a.m.


This Symposium will enhance understanding of trauma and its impact on legal advocacy and adjudication. Trauma-related legal practice issues include forming an attorney-client relationship; an element of legal claims; trial & negotiation processes; clients’ ability to implement legal advice, agreements, & orders; secondary traumatic stress (STS) for attorneys; and STS for other professionals involved with the case or client.

The program will bring diverse perspectives to this issue including those of practitioners, judges, and mental health and other service providers from Connecticut and other states that embrace a survivor-defined approach to justice for survivors of trauma.

Confirmed speakers:

Dr. Julian Ford, Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice
The Honorable Susan B. Carbon
Presiding Judge of the 9th Circuit New Hampshire - Family Division and former Director of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) at the United States Department of Justice under President Barack Obama

Other confirmed speakers:

Professor Jon Bauer
Dr. Megan Berthold
Hon. John A. Danaher III
Attorney Jill Davies
Attorney Kara Hart
Dr. Howard Krieger
Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Beth Leaming

Other participants include:

Attorney James Bhandary-Alexander
Attorney Jamey Bell
Attorney David W. Cooney
Attorney Stacey Violante Cote
Attorney Enelsa Díaz
Attorney Mary-Christy Fisher
Attorney Sheila Hayre
Professor Carrie Kaas
Attorney Joshua D. Michtom
Assistant United States Attorney Ndidi Moses


There is no charge to attend this event. 

Attorneys admitted in Connecticut may claim up to 5.25 CT CLE hours for attending. 

October 26, 2018 8:30 AM
Quinnipiac University School of Law
370 Bassett Road
North Haven, CT 06473
United States