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Immigration Law PRMCLE Meeting - Compassion Fatigue: Sustaining the Professional Self
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This program qualifies for the mandatory "Mental Health & Substance Abuse" PRCLE credit.

When: Thursday January 30, 2020
Where: Attorney Resource Center
505 N. County Farm Road
3rd Floor
Wheaton, Illinois  60187
United States
Presenter: Dr. Diana Uchiyama, JD, PsyD—Executive Director at the Lawyers’ Assistance Program
Contact: Maria Pineiro

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Immigration Law MCLE Meeting



Speaker: Dr. Diana Uchiyama, JD, PsyD—Executive Director at the Lawyers’ Assistance Program


Summary: Lawyers, like others in the helping professions, are at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue. Lawyers in certain practice areas, such as criminal, family, immigration, or juvenile law may be especially susceptible to compassion fatigue, as they are regularly exposed to human-induced trauma, and are called on to empathetically listen to victims’ stories, read reports and descriptions of traumatic events, view crime or accident scenes, and view graphic evidence of traumatic victimization. Those with high caseloads and those with a high capacity for empathy are also at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue.


Participant in this program will:

1. Learn what Compassion Fatigue is;
2. Understand why lawyers are vulnerable to Compassion Fatigue
3. Learn professional hazards that contribute to Compassion Fatigue
4. Learn how to become a more resilient attorney
5. Learn methods to enhance or deplete professionals from a systemic viewpoint; and
6. Learn coping strategies to minimize Compassion Fatigue and increase health and well being

Time: 11:45am to 1:00 pm

Location: Attorney Resource Center (Third Floor of the DuPage County Courthouse)

Credits: 1 Credit PRMCLE





The Immigration Law Section will have an “Open Forum” right before each MCLE Meeting, in a safe non-judgmental place where new and experienced attorneys can brainstorm about a pending case, new case law and everything else in between! All are welcome at 11:00 AM.



Questions? Please contact staff liaison, Maria Pineiro at or 630-653-7779.

Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance.


Only DCBA members will qualify for MCLE credit.


Electronic handouts will be provided in advance; no paper handouts will be distributed.


If you register and are unable to attend, please contact the DCBA office at 630-653-7779 so we can cancel your registration.

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