Criminal litigators work in a competitive, adversarial environment and the courtroom experience, in particular, can create automatic reactivity and decision-making without much clear thought or focus. This distinguished panel comprised of defense counsel, prosecutor, psychotherapist, and judge will explore the tensions that arise in the courtroom so that attorneys might gain a heightened awareness when triggered in the courtroom. The goal of the panel discussion is to explore how to identify when attorneys are triggered and develop tools to quickly resolve these triggers. This will allow litigators to focus on their arguments, maintain a sense of calm, and read the judge, opposing counsel, or jury free of charged thoughts and emotions.
Melanie Reid, Lincoln Memorial University (Moderator)
Joy Longnecker, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
Lindsay O’Connell, Freeman Recovery Center
Judge Robert Wedemeyer, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Sean Deitrick, U.S. Attys. Office, M.D. of Georgia
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The insights from the psychologist and judge were particularly interesting. Thank you for a great CLE.
Great presentation on maintaining composure in the court room.
Excellent course on mental health of judicial system. Enjoyed the videos from different courtrooms and comments from presenters on each one.
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