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Intersections of Science and Law

Science and technology ARE ever-changing and their impact on how we administer justice – and the results of that administration – can often depend upon fundamental scientific precepts. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we keep up with these changes if we are to best serve our clients. This year's NHBA Midyear Meeting on March 10 is designed to help you do just that. We have put together a day of compelling presentations by nationally recognized scientists who will introduce you to scientific discoveries that will change how you handle client matters and how the judicial system decides the matters that come before it.

The NH Bar Association's 2017 Midyear Meeting brings national experts together with Bar members for an interactive discussion on the intersection of science and law.

$125 ALL DAY
(includes BOTH CLEs and the Honors and Awards Lunch)

(includes BOTH CLEs and the Honors and Awards Lunch)

Register online or print the registration form. Early Bird Deadline Feb. 17, 2017.

Meet Our Presenters

Dr. Henry C. Lee

Dr. Rachel Yehuda

Samuel Sommers

Keith Maddox

Dr. Henry C. Lee is a renowned forensic scientist, a professor of forensic science at the University of New Haven and a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Best known for his work on numerous high-profile cases, including the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, the OJ Simpson and Laci Peterson cases, and the Washington, DC, sniper shootings, Lee will offer a presentation about the latest developments in forensic science.

Dr. Rachel Yehuda is a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience and director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a leader in the field of traumatic stress studies and has an active federally-funded clinical and research program. She has studied the intergenerational transmission of trauma and of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), with research that includes examining the size of brain regions and the presence of cortisol. She has received many national and international awards in recognition of her work. Her presentation will focus on her groundbreaking work on the neurobiology of PTSD.

Samuel Sommers and Keith Maddox, Tufts University researchers and associate psychology professors, will explore cognitive and behavioral science research on the nature of implicit bias. While the modern era is one in which most professionals believe themselves to be fair-minded individuals – perhaps even genuinely prioritizing egalitarian values – social categories including age, gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation continue to have profound effects on how we see and interact with the world. Research shows contemporary bias is often unconscious, but this doesn't make its implications any less real. Science also demonstrates, however, that we are not hopelessly at the mercy of the power of expectation and bias. This program will help attendees identify the circumstances under which bias is most likely to emerge and evaluate potential strategies aimed at curtailing such tendencies.

Midyear Meeting Registration Information

Register online or print the registration form.

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