Criminal Brown Bag Lecture - Trauma Drama

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Oakland County Bar Association
1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


Ellen Yashinsky Chute, LMSW, ACSW, Senior Director Behavioral Health Services at Jewish Family Services discusses how to recognize and properly represent a client who is suffering from severe trauma.



Sometimes, a traumatized client is easy to recognize because of outward signs - bruises, tears or anger. Other times trauma takes a more subdued, inward form - silence, non-responsiveness. In either case, attorneys must help clients move past the trauma in order to help in their own representation. Ellen Yashinsky Chute, LMSW, ACSW, discusses how to recognize and deal with a traumatized client in order to properly represent them. Ms. Chute is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services at Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit. She oversees all counseling and psychiatric services at the agency. Ms. Chute is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and is the director of JCADA, the Jewish Coalition against Domestic Abuse. She has been featured on numerous occasions in the local media and provides continuing education workshops to social workers in the areas of social work ethics, relationships, family development, domestic abuse, and divorce. 

This seminar is part of the OCBA's "Anatomy of a Criminal Case" series, now in its 18th year.  Each seminar in the series is worth one CLE credit for attorneys who receive criminal appointments.   

Pre-registration is recommended since seating is limited. Pre-registration for this lecture ends May 16 at 5 p.m. Register here.  
  • Member pre-registration:  $10 per seminar

  • Non-member pre-registration: $20 per seminar

  • All walk-ins:  $20 per seminar   

All lectures will be held at the Oakland County Bar Center, 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302. 



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