December 13, 2013

Cognitive Biases, Blind Spots, and Other Impairments of Ethical Vision: How Good Lawyers Can Go Astray

Title: Cognitive Biases, Blind Spots, and Other Impairments of Ethical Vision: How Good Lawyers Can Go Astray

Description: Good and well-intentioned lawyers can make ethical mistakes. Cognitive biases (unconscious tendencies) can cause misperception, misinterpretation, and misjudgment which can impact attorneys' interactions with clients, peers, and the bench.

Panelists: James W. Jones, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC; Nancy B. Rapoport, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Dr. Larry Richard, LawyerBrain LLC, Wayne, PA; Charles E. McCallum (Moderator), Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Healdsburg, CA

Sponsors: Professional Responsibility Committee

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