From the lab to the legal profession: lessons from neuroscience
The complicated, multidisciplinary, and quickly developing field of neuroscience is not only leading to life-saving advancements in medicine, it is also making its mark on the justice system, revealing new findings that better define pain, intention, and responsibility.
Certainly not a new concept, “neurolawyering” is becoming increasingly more relevant in the legal practice for its many applications:
- Even a basic understanding can shape behavior and increase empathy for clients
- Mediation techniques that can counter the negative effects of stress and emotional turmoil
- Brain scans and biomarkers that are introduced as evidence of competency and culpability
- The science of decision-making and understanding juror behavior and negotiation
This exciting new seminar focuses on lawyer wellness and client issues and explores:
--What we are learning about the connection between neuroscience and the law
--Developments in these areas:
Welcome & Introduction
Jill M. Scheidt, JD
Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Degenerative Brain Disease: Medical Perspective for the Legal Profession
James M. Ellison, MD, MPH
The Impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Lawyers Working with Trauma-Exposed Clients: Implications for Practice and Professional Responsibility
Susan L. Brooks, JD
Essential Mental Health Conditions
Robert Rider, Ph.D. & Thomas Swirsky-Sacchetti, Ph.D.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Diagnosis and Treatment
Guy W. Fried, MD
Brain Chemistry of Addiction
Dean L. Drosnes, MD & Link Christin, JD, MA, LADC
Mindfulness: Training the Brain to Heal Painful Habits
Alexandra T. Milspaw, PhD, M.Ed., LPC
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.
Recorded live in August 2019.