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Friday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sparking an Office Culture of Wellness with Teamwork, Training, & Traditions

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You have fully embraced the reality that self-care is client care. You are on your journey of learning how to sustain yourself in the work of public defense. Is it time to share ideas with your colleagues and start to move the culture to one that is supportive of these ideas through policies and practices? If so, please join us to hear from five members of our community who have impacted their office cultures to be mindful of staff well-being. They will discuss the challenges, work-arounds that you might borrow, and heartwarming stories of change.

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Jenny Andrews

Director of Training, Indigent Defense Improvement Division, Office of the State Public Defender
Jenny Andrews is the Director of Training at the Indigent Defense Improvement Division of the Office of the State Public Defender in California. A child of counterculture, raised off the grid by back-to-the-land hippies on the Lost Coast in Northern California, Jenny is a graduate... Read More →
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Heather Cessna

Executive Director, Kansas State Board of Indigents' Defense Services
Heather Cessna has been the Executive Director of the Kansas State Board of Indigents' Defense Services since 2019. Prior to that, Ms. Cessna was a Deputy Appellate Defender, having worked in appellate public criminal defense in Kansas since 2003. Ms. Cessna has made revamping the... Read More →
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Justin Heim

Staff Development Program Specialist, Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office
Justin Heim is a Staff Development Program Specialist in the Training Division of the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office. Prior to working in the Training Division, he worked as a Client Services Specialist in the Appellate Division for 7 years, and before that worked in several... Read More →
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Tatiana Kline

Deputy Public Defender III, San Diego County, CA Public Defender
Tatiana Kline is a Public Defender in San Diego. She graduated from University of San Diego School of Law in 2013 and has been with the office of the Primary Public Defender since taking the bar in August of 2013. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a B.A. in... Read More →
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Sandi Dawson

Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Defenders for the Middle District of Alabama
Sandi Dawson has worked as an Assistant Federal Defender in a Capital Habeas Unit and doing non-capital habeas and direct appeals. She is presently a Trial Attorney at the Federal Defenders for the Middle District of Alabama, where she has helped to start a Wellness Committee to address... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room K