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Biased? Me? The Biology and Psychology of Decision-Making, and How Lawyers Can Improve Interpersonal Skills

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Date Published

May 4, 2021

Publisher

Mecklenburg County Bar

Subjects

Ethics, Miscellaneous

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Summary

This CLE is included in your MCB Membership. The State Bar will bill you directly for the $3.50/hour State Bar fee.

The original version of the Bias Course was awarded recognition by the American Inns of Court in Washington, DC to be one of the six “Outstanding Presentations” of 2018 in the United States]

DESCRIPTION:

So much of the practice of law involves decision-making, and convincing others to make better decisions based upon fact rather than emotion. This course is intended to guide the attendees to appreciate how they involuntarily make decisions and guide them to recognize and prevent bias, and to know how to effectively communicate with persons whose bias affects others. We’ll be discussing the biology of human decision-making, including emotion, complex cognition and reasoning. We’ll learn “tipping points” and reframing issues to overcome misunderstandings.

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

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Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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