The trauma-informed lawyer podcast

CBA is excited to partner with former prosecutor and Indian Residential School adjudicator Myrna McCallum on her new podcast, ‘the trauma-informed lawyer’.

Through inspiring interviews and thoughtful commentary, Myrna McCallum shines a light on a critical competency lawyers often don’t experience in law school. Trauma-informed lawyering is a do-no-further-harm, relational approach to the practice of law which benefits not only clients, but the lawyers and firms supporting these clients.

Check out the recent episodes or subscribe so you don’t miss the latest in the podcast series!

The Harm We Allow: A Call to Action from the Court to Become Trauma-Informed

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The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada: an interview with Harold R. Johnson

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Vulnerability and Vicarious Trauma: a Personal Story

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Trauma Shock and Wellness in Law Students, Lawyers & Judges: An Interview with Professor Sarah Katz

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Adversity is not Destiny: the Case for Trauma-Informed Policing - an interview with Christopher Howarth

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Indigenous Intergenerational Trauma: What You Need to Know about Advocating, Adjudicating and Policing in Indigenous Communities

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Becoming Trauma-Informed Begins with You

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Trauma & Compassion: My Interview with Gabor Maté

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What I Wish I Would Have Learned in Law School

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Intro to the Trauma-Informed Lawyer

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About the Host

Myrna McCallum is a Métis-Cree mother and grandmother from Treaty Six territory (Green Lake & Waterhen Lake First Nation). She is the host of "The Trauma-Informed Lawyer" Podcast. Myrna acknowledges that it is Indigenous people and survivors of sexual violence who transformed her into the trauma-informed lawyer she is today. She educates via her podcast on trauma-informed lawyering, cultural humility, vicarious trauma + resilience and Indigenous intergenerational trauma. Myrna also educates through keynotes, training sessions and lunch and learn lectures. Most recently, Myrna began offering one-on-one customized trauma-informed lawyering training and coaching sessions for legal professionals. Myrna serves as a subject matter expert and consultant on trauma-informed lawyering, investigations, adjudications and policy development for several organizations including the Department of National Defence.  She practices human rights law, criminal law and conducts workplace investigations into complaints of systemic racism, sexual misconduct, human rights and bullying & harassment. She owns and operates Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services in North Vancouver, B.C.