The Caring Lawyer: Applying the Principles of Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Part of the UB Law in Focus Discussion Series
Today's most successful attorneys have embraced a new role in their relationships with clients. They see themselves as caring professionals who help clients navigate some of life's most difficult and complicated problems, such as divorce, business startups and dissolution, care of elders and persons with disabilities, and criminal law issues, among others.
Many of these attorneys have developed the skilled application of therapeutic jurisprudence, the perspective that all interventions into clients' legal problems and related nonlegal issues should make matters better, not worse, as a result of the law's involvement. Practitioners of therapeutic jurisprudence respond to the totality of a client's circumstances and become true partners with the clients they serve.
On February 18, 2021, our panel of experts discussed this topic: Prof. David Wexler, University of Puerto Rico School of Law and president, International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence; The Hon. Miriam Hutchins, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City (ret.); Amanda Odorimah, Esq., Hearns Law Group, LLP; Spencer Hall, Esq., CFCC Truancy Court Program Coordinator; and Jasmine Martinez, current UBalt Law student.
Prof. Barbara Babb, founder and director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts, moderated the discussion.
Professor, University of Puerto Rico School of Law, and President, International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Current UBalt Law student
Retired Judge, District Court of Maryland Baltimore City
Associate Attorney, Hearns Law Group, LLC
Founder and Director, Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts
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