The Simon and Garfunkel’s song “The Boxer” might have the most poetic definition of confirmation bias: “A man hears what he wants to hear – and disregards the rest.” Unfortunately, many attorneys, judges and experts do exactly that.

Implicit Bias & Lawyers

The following biases are analyzed in this CLE course: actual bias, implied bias, inferable bias, judicial bias, advocate’s bias and presumed bias.

Expert witness Michael Wakshull has studied bias for years and sees these implicit biases manifest in every courtroom he testifies in. In this thought provoking presentation Mike will mainly discuss the six types of bias as defined by Black’s Law Dictionary, common types of bias in the courtroom, human error & overcoming bias in the courtroom. To access the course please click here: Know Your Biases: True Stories From the Courtroom.

This course will also cover:

* Certainty & the mind

* Experts & bias

* Forensics & pattern recognition

* Telling the better story

* Error rates & methodology

* Research approach & forensic examination

* Recognizing bias to give you a strategic advantage

A court-qualified forensic document examiner, Michael N. Wakshull has been involved in the Forensic Document Examination arena since 1983 and belongs to a number of Document Examination Associations.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.