2019 Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference 
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Wednesday, June 5 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Providing Emotional Support to Clients Who Are Incarcerated.

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This Supper Club will take place at Little Havana, 1325 Key Highway.

This presentation will showcase our experience as a lawyer/social worker team who have to give bad news to incarcerated clients on a regular basis. Leaving an incarcerated client with no tools to alleviate the stress and anxiety our visit has created makes the experience that much more difficult for everyone. Over the years, we've developed some approaches that seem to be successful in helping clients who suffer from the effects of incarceration and bad news. We will suggest a couple of techniques that we use with clients including simple breathing exercises. We'll be looking for other ideas as we brainstorm with participants about their own experiences and ideas.


Lauren Choate

LCSW, St. Louis University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
Lauren Choate is a mental health social worker at Saint Louis University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic, which combines law and social work in a unique approach to criminal representation. With an understanding that many people find themselves involved with the criminal justice... Read More →

Sue McGraugh

Director, Criminal Defense Clinic, Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics
Susan McGraugh was the only one of her classmates to practice criminal law upon graduation. She spent two years at a small firm before joining the Missouri State Public Defender's Office in St. Louis in 1990. She served as a trial attorney representing indigent, homeless, and mentally... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Little Havana 1325 Key Highway

Attendees (8)