Minds, Brains, and the Law: Is the Notion of Responsibility Obsolete?
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UNC Charlotte Center City - Classroom #1105
1.5 Ethics Hours
$100 Attorney Rate
$50 Paralegal Rate
UNC Charlotte Center City Uptown
Charlotte, NC 28204
12:00 a.m. Registration and lunch
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. CLE Training
Seating is limited. Please register early. This session will be videotaped and available for replay at MCB.
The panelists will discuss current developments in neuroscience and the ethical implications it has on traditional legal principles of responsibility and punishment and its' applicability in the courtroom. Recent court cases will be cited in which neuroscience has been introduced in an effort to mitigate or excuse alleged criminal conduct. Hear how neuroscience and refinements in MRIs and other diagnostic tools as well as various psychiatric diagnostic processes impact conscious deliberation, rational thinking and self control and how they apply to the ethical practice of law.
Edward T. Hinson, Jr.
James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.
Dr. James E. Pugh
Retired neurologist and member of the Presbyterian Hospital Ethics Committee and Charlotte Community Health Clinic
Dr. Lance Reger
Forensic psychiatrist and board certified in general psychiatry and addiction medicine.
Hosted in conjunction UNCC Honors Program, UNCC Department of Philosophy, UNCC Honors College and the UNCC Center for Professional and Applied Ethics
Download Registration form here and return via:
Mail: 438 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207