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Attorneys: Coping With the Trauma from Criminal Cases

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 123 minutes
Recorded Date: January 31, 2018
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  • Secondary Trauma: The Lawyer
  • Normalizing Trauma
  • Ethics: Fiduciary Duties
  • Addiction: The Lawyer
  • Addiction and Ethics: Attorneys
  • Driving under the Influence
  • Secondary Trauma: The Clients in Trial
  • Trial: Mental Health Defenses
  • Addiction: The Judge
  • Coping Mechanisms
Runtime: 2 hours
Recorded: January 31, 2018


Dealing with serious and violent criminal cases can lead to trauma for attorneys. Please join us for a panel discussion as we discuss both the possible effects of that trauma and potential coping mechanisms.

This program was recorded on January 31st, 2018.

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Percy Duran

Chair, Criminal Justice Section

Percy Duran is the Chair of the Criminal Justice Section at the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

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Kendra Carman

Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles District Attorneys Office

Kendra Carman is the Deputy District Attorney at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

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Felipe Plascencia

California DUI Lawyer's Association

Firm founder, Felipe Plascencia, is a well-known criminal defense attorney who has been practicing law in Southern California for over a decade. Mr. Plascencia lectures extensively on current DUI issues, and frequently trains DUI attorneys. He limits his practice to criminal law and DUI defense.

Before opening his own law firm, Mr. Plascencia served as a public defender, standing up for the rights of clients in courtrooms throughout Southern California. As a public defender, Mr. Plascencia set the record for the most cases tried and won. He also served as a deputy city attorney, winning every civil trial on behalf of the City of Compton. Local police departments and district attorneys gave Mr. Plascencia the nickname “Felipe Mad Dog Plascencia” because of his aggressive cross-examination of police officers.

He is a warrior for justice and fears no one. He will fight to protect the rights of his clients. He understands the importance and the need for justice. In January 2009, Mr. Plascencia was named Attorney of the Year by the Mexican American Bar Association.

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Joel Koury

Law Offices of Joel Koury

Joel Koury is the President of the Law Office of Joel C. Koury. 

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