As Métis lawyer and Mandell Pinder alumnus Myrna McCallum wraps up her brilliant podcast, “The Trauma-Informed Lawyer” after two seasons, Mandell Pinder encourages everyone in the legal community and beyond to check out this important work.
McCallum’s podcast is celebrated for her incredible work educating lawyers and the public on “trauma-informed lawyering.” Its message about the challenges in the legal system faced by all who participate in it resonate widely. Thousands of people around the world listen to her work. McCallum shares knowledge all lawyers need to know, but many never get the opportunity to learn in law school.
The trauma-informed approach to legal work is a “do-no-further-harm, relational approach to the practice of law which benefits you, your clients, your colleagues and the legal profession generally.” McCallum talks with inspiring guests to educate listeners on “trauma, resilience, compassion, empathy, humility, boundaries, vicarious trauma and good professional relationship strategies you didn’t know you needed.” Recent topics include money and access to healing, confronting stereotypes about addiction, and connection and emotional intelligence as essential training for lawyers.
Mandell Pinder is also honored to support McCallum’s life-changing courses on trauma-informed engagement. McCallum offers another course in November titled: “Trauma Informed Justice: An Introductory Course,” which will run via Zoom from November 21 to 23, 2022. We highly recommend registering and listening to McCallum’s incredibly insightful podcasts. Thank you for all the great work, Myrna!
Visit Myrna’s website to find the podcast and look for ways to support her work.