Event Calendar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Meetup: Be Well Wednesdays: Help! There’s a Pandemic and I’m a Parent and a Public Defender!

Start Date: 1/26/2022 3:10 PM EST
End Date: 1/26/2022 4:00 PM EST


Organization Name: NAPD

Contact:
Jeni Benavides
Email: events@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (502) 219-6149

About Be Well Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 12:10-1:00 pm Pacific/3:10-4:00 pm Eastern. Drop in for any session. Stay for all or part of the session. Always free.

WHAT: BWW is an ongoing series of drop in sessions to support your well-being. Each session includes an experiential practice (meditation, mindfulness, gratitude, journaling, etc.) and/or facilitated discussion about sustaining well-being in public defense. Sometimes there is an introductory overview but these sessions focus more on participatory experience and less on presentation.

Do I need to register for each session I want to attend? No! To attend future BWW meetups and receive schedule updates, announcements, and shared materials, please send a blank email to BeWellWednesdays+subscribe@NAPD.groups.io . The list will not send abundant emails, just a weekly link/reminder and occasionally session materials.

About This Week: 



About Be Well Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 12:10-1:00 pm Pacific/3:10-4:00 pm Eastern. Drop in for any session. Stay for all or part of the session. Always free.

WHAT: BWW is an ongoing series of drop in sessions to support your well-being. Each session includes an experiential practice (meditation, mindfulness, gratitude, journaling, etc.) and/or facilitated discussion about sustaining well-being in public defense. Sometimes there is an introductory overview but these sessions focus more on participatory experience and less on presentation.

Do I need to register for each session I want to attend? No! To attend future BWW meetups and receive schedule updates, announcements, and shared materials, please send a blank email to BeWellWednesdays+subscribe@NAPD.groups.io . The list will not send abundant emails, just a weekly link/reminder and occasionally session materials.

About This Week: 

Be Well Wendesdays, 1/26/22. "Help! There’s a Pandemic and I’m a Parent and a Public Defender!" with Jessica Zimbelman

About this week's Facilitator: Jessica Zimbelman is a Managing Attorney with the State Appellate Defender Office, representing indigent criminal defendants statewide as they appeal their convictions and sentences and a team of other assistant defenders. She has appeared before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court multiple times, as well as trial courts throughout the state. Prior to SADO, she was the Senior Analyst in the Legislative Corrections Ombudsman’s Office, monitoring the Michigan Department of Corrections on behalf of the State Legislature. Her experiences allowed her to be the primary author of the Defender Guide for Attorneys: Policies and Procedures of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)”, published by the Criminal Defense Resource Center at SADO. For eight years she was an Adjunct Professor at MSU College of Law, instructing 1L and 2L students in writing and oral advocacy. Prior to law school, Jessica was a legislative aide in the Michigan House of Representatives. Jessica is a member of the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan, representing Ingham County. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Ingham County Bar Association. 


 

WHO:   Schedule of facilitators and practices: BWW is brought to you by this planning team: Jenny Andrews, Gina Pruski, Justin Heim, Tatiana Kline, John Lopez, Marilena David and Jeff Sherr.  Please email besustained@gmail.com with feedback or if you’d like to propose a session.
 

FEEDBACK from BWW participants

-Thanks for providing this well needed break during our busy virtual weeks.

-I have been loving these weekly be well Wednesday sessions, especially the breath and mindfulness exercises!

-Thank you so much for presenting this. It is so needed. I hit a wall and didn’t even know I was headed for it. I have been recommending it to my colleagues.

-I just wanted to express my thanks for these gatherings. I attended my first this past Wednesday, on the topic of Emotional Intelligence. I got a lot out of it, and thoroughly enjoyed the writing questions and sharing.

-I’m always surprised by how much I get out of the self-reflection sessions, like today’s with Caitlin, or last week’s with John.

-I am very grateful to have Zoomed in today and found Tonglen with you.

-I just learned about Be Well Wednesdays last week and loved the Tree of Life Journaling. Thank you for offering this. This is much needed right now.

-Thank you for creating and facilitating this space!  It is always a much-needed respite in the middle of the week.

-I love the music.

-I loved Tatiana Kline’s gratitude and journaling.

-I've loved all the exercises, having different folks leading the discussions, and your calm, encouraging spirit.