Terry Maroney Helps Judges Cope With Job Stress

A session led by former Skadden Fellow Terry Maroney (’99) to help new judges cope with the stresses of their jobs was featured in a Washington Post article (“They’re Only Human: New Federal Judges Told Emotions Don’t Disappear Beneath Black Robes,” Feb. 21). Terry, a professor at Vanderbilt Law School, uses examples of emotionally charged situations in courtrooms to help judges explore the range of feelings they experience on the bench and to learn how to channel them appropriately. “We tell judges, ‘If you ever detect an emotion, squelch it.’ That’s an extremely bad idea,” Terry said. “You’re going to have emotions as a judge, no matter how many people tell you you won’t or aren’t supposed to.”

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