On October 4, 2019, UCLI held its big CLE kickoff event at the Salt Lake City federal courthouse. Over 200 leaders from the Utah legal community, including over 30 state and federal court judges, the Utah Bar President, and the Utah Attorney General, attended a fascinating three-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation by nationally-recognized judicial trainer, Kimberly Papillon, on the topic of Neuroscience of DecisionMaking in Leadership: Meaningful Updates and Concrete Solutions. Ms. Papillon’s presentation addressed how and why our brains develop cognitive biases and how such biases can affect moral intuitions and ethical decisions with respect to our treatment of employees, colleagues, clients, defendants, witnesses, and others we encounter in the legal profession. Ms. Papillon also provided the attendees with strategies for combatting biases, becoming more inclusive, and ensuring that ethical approaches are applied in the workplace and other environments.
Read more about this event in UCLI’s newsletter, Mosaic.