TLC Podcast Episode 53: TLC Board Member, Maren Chaloupka on Serving the Mentally Ill


Episode 53: TLC Board Member, Maren Chaloupka on Serving the Mentally Ill

“If being a lawyer is a calling, and I believe it is, being a trial lawyer, then service to those who are in the throes of something that they can’t understand is a huge part of that calling.” – Maren Chaloupka

Maren Chaloupka is a criminal defense and civil plaintiff’s trial lawyer.  She has a diverse practice, and she especially enjoys working on civil rights cases, including wrongful conviction cases and cases involving medical and mental health care in jails and prisons.  She lives in the small town of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and serves clients wherever her work takes her. Maren is leading the Cross-Examination Constellation Regional Seminar at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, March 27-29, 2020. You can register your seat on the TLC Website at www.triallawyerscollege.org/register-for-a-course/ 

In this episode, Maren talks about serving the mentally ill; the challenges included, communicating their story to the jury, and what needs to change to better fight for vulnerable people in the justice system.

Included in this Episode

  • Serving the mentally ill
  • Challenges of representing
  • Differences between representing juveniles with a mental illness
  • Communicating the client’s story to the jury
  • What needs to change to better fight for vulnerable people in the justice system

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Episode Guest, Maren Chaloupka

Maren Chaloupka is a criminal defense and civil plaintiff’s trial lawyer. She has a diverse practice, and she especially enjoys working on civil rights cases, including wrongful conviction cases and cases involving medical and mental health care in jails and prisons.  She lives in the small town of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and serves clients wherever her work takes her. In 1999, Maren attended the Trial Lawyers College and was invited to join the faculty in 2000. In addition to her service as a faculty member, Maren is also the Editor-In-Chief of the TLC Warrior magazine, a quarterly publication, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2015. Maren is a volunteer for Theatre West Summer Repertory and has played the piano for several of its productions, and she plays the piano for the Chuckwagon Mission Church.

2020-02-12T16:14:35-07:00 January 23, 2020|TLC Podcast|
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