Trauma-Informed Lawyering and Caring for Yourself in the Process

DateSeptember 21, 2021
Time1:40 - 2:40 pm
LocationJim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Courtroom (Room 127)
DescriptionPresented by Michelle Simpson Tuegel of the Simpson Tuegel Law Firm

Michelle Simpson Tuegel started her legal career in Central Texas, practicing primarily in the area of criminal defense. During her years in criminal practice, Michelle developed her skills in the courtroom and tried high-profile capital murder cases, sexual assault, kidnapping, arson, and federal felony drug cases. Her extensive courtroom experience honed her skills at trial. This background also helped Michelle develop a unique and empathetic approach to communicating with clients in traumatic and highly stressful situations. Through her significant experience in high profile cases, Michelle also learned to be a voice for her clients not just in the courtroom, but also through different news and media outlets. She is a frequent legal voice in the media, from CNN to USA Today.

Michelle decided to refocus her practice on representing victims and individuals who have been injured or wronged by companies and institutions in the civil court system. She represented victims connected to the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas and also recently represented former U.S. national team and Olympic gymnasts and college athletes who were sexually abused by the Olympic team's former doctor, filing suits against the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and Michigan State.

Michelle will discuss how to work with and advocate for victims of trauma while discussing the secondary trauma lawyers can experience when working with victims.

This event qualifies for one hour of professional development credit for Baylor Law students.
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