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.
The following sessions from this program are also available for separate purchase:
Recorded live in August 2019.