Lawyers, like others in the helping professions, are at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue. Lawyers who are regularly exposed to human-induced trauma, are called on to listen with empathy to clients’ stories, have high caseloads, and have a high capacity for empathy may be especially susceptible to experiencing compassion fatigue. Understand what compassion fatigue is, why lawyers are vulnerable to it, professional hazards that contribute to it, and how to become a more resilient attorney. Learn methods to enhance or deplete professionals from a systemic viewpoint as well as coping strategies to minimize compassion fatigue and increase your health and well being.
Credits: 0 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 1 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
Tate Chambers, U.S. Department of Justice, Columbia, South Carolina
Originally presented as part of the 62nd Annual Estate Planning Short Course, available in its entirety as P9004-19U.