BELARI is the Baumann Education Litigation and Research Institute, and is a service of Mark K. Baumann, Attorney at Law. The goal of BELARI is to help improve the legal system by researching and applying interdisciplinary concepts to legal counseling and representation. BELARI occasionally conducts research projects, sometimes in conjunction with pro bono clinics.
Pro bono clinic: BELARI is currently offering pro bono consultation and advice sessions for people looking to obtain a domestic violence protection order (DVPO), in cases involving domestic violence. To apply for these pro bono services, please see the application information at ClallamCountyBar.com. This pro bono clinic is part of a research project. In-court representation is not available through this clinic.
BELARI is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary project, working at times with non-legal professionals, such as mental health therapists and social workers, and disciplines not traditionally associated with legal practice. BELARI facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration, and promotes transdisciplinary work by supporting professionals to understand the needs, challenges, and techniques of other disciplines. BELARI conducts research to support the Integrative Client Counseling Institute (ICCI), and utilizes tools and techniques developed by ICCI which works with concepts from Interpersonal Neurobiology, attachment theory, the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation, and specific neurobiology theories such as the Polyvagal Theory. The ultimate goal is to help lawyers help clients come out of the legal process with the least damage and best outcomes possible.
Clients in BELARI programs are only accepted if pre-screened through internet based services, or if referred by mental health professionals, social workers, physicians, other lawyers, the Courthouse Facilitator or a pro bono agency. To apply for BELARI client services, please go to http://clallamcountybar.com/pro-bono/ to see what clinic programs are currently available.
If you are a counselor and have a client you think would benefit from our services and would like more information, please contact our office at 360-452-8688 or email us.