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Jury Duty: Verdicts and Vicarious Trauma

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Vicarious Trauma
Wendy Patrick
1 Hour
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Prosecutors routinely display crime scene photos and elicit heart-wrenching testimony from victims—many of them children, relying on the brave men and women sitting in the box to fulfill their civic duty to deliver justice. But at what cost?  One of the trends in the wellness arena, which is no doubt much appreciated by jury panels everywhere, is a focus on addressing and minimizing vicarious trauma in jurors.  This program will discuss methods of addressing juror trauma both before, during, and after trial.



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Career Prosecutor

San Diego District Attorney’s Office

Wendy L. Patrick is a career trial attorney, recognized by her peers as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript, and was presented by the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court with the California Public Lawyer of the Year award from the State Bar’s Public Law Section.  Ms. Patrick has completed more than 160 trials, including over 100 jury trials ranging from stalking, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder.  Ms. Patrick is author of Red Flags (St. Martin´s Press), and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Reading People (Random House, revision).  She has her own column in Psychology Today and had her own ethics column in the San Diego Daily Transcript for more than a decade.  On a personal note, Ms. Patrick holds a purple belt in Shorin-Ryu karate, is a concert violinist with the La Jolla Symphony, and plays the electric violin professionally with a rock band, performing both locally and in Hollywood.