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The Brain

Lessons from Neuroscience, to Ace Your Next Case

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Video Replay - Doylestown
Bucks County Bar Association
135 E. State Street, Doylestown PA, 18901
STARTTue., Dec. 10, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Dec. 10, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $279.00
New Attorney: $140.00
Video Replay - Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTThu., Oct. 24, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 24, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $279.00
New Attorney: $140.00
Video Replay - Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTFri., Sep. 27, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDFri., Sep. 27, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $279.00
New Attorney: $140.00
Video Replay - Pittsburgh
PBI Professional Development Center
Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Fl., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
STARTThu., Sep. 26, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Sep. 26, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $279.00
New Attorney: $140.00
Video Replay - Stroudsburg
Monroe County Bar Center
913 MAIN STREET, Stroudsburg PA, 18360
STARTTue., Oct. 08, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Oct. 08, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $279.00
New Attorney: $140.00
Video Replay - Wilkes-Barre
Kings College
Lane's Lane (off N. Main St.), Sheehy-Farmer Campus Ctr., Wilkes-Barre PA, 18711
STARTTue., Oct. 22, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Oct. 22, 2019
3:30 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $279.00
New Attorney: $140.00

* = Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


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.

Practice Areas


Susan L. Brooks JD Drexel University Kline School of Law
Link Christin JD, MA, LADC Caron Treatment Center
Dean Drosnes MD Caron Treatment Center
James M. Ellison MD, MPH Christiana Care Health System
Guy W. Fried MD Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Alexandra T. Milspaw PhD, M.Ed,LPC
Robert Rider Ph.D. Diversified Psychological Resources
Jill M. Scheidt Esq. Masano Bradley
Thomas Swirsky-Sacchetti Ph.D. Diversified Psychological Resources
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.