Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 02:00
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Hello, Goodbye, & Everything In Between: Communicating Ethically and Effectively with Our Client’s Loved Ones and Community Supporters

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (EST)

Using a compassionate approach, this training presents a nuts-and-bolts method to develop meaningful and ethical conversations with the loved ones of our clients. This presentation is designed to address the situations that you likely encounter in your practice, such as hostile family members on the phone, well-meaning loved ones and community supporters who can hurt your client's case, and distraught loved ones. Learn ways to handle these communications and share information without violating rules of professional conduct.

Myra Cause is an Assistant Federal Public Defender and Assistant Training Coordinator at the Federal Public Defender Office for the Western District of North Carolina located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although she is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, she attended University of Portland and earned a bachelor's degree in science with a double major in Spanish and life science. She thereafter attended Lewis and Clark Law School and earned a Juris Doctor. During her time at Lewis and Clark Law School she earned a certificate in Environmental Law, worked with Spanish speaking migrant communities through Legal Aid, and assisted marginalized populations through the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center (PEAC) where she practiced Environmental Law with a focus on Environmental Justice.

Myra has enjoyed diverse roles during her career within the criminal justice system. She began her career by working with a criminal state court judge in Florida before becoming a criminal state prosecutor. She transitioned into federal criminal defense in 2016 and has thrived in her vocation as an Assistant Federal Public Defender ever since. Myra is the Training Coordinator in her Defender Office.

We are seeking CLE credits in Ethics for this Webinar.