Reading Microexpressions of Emotion for Attorneys Seminar Agenda & CLE

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Reading Microexpressions of Emotion for Attorneys Seminar Agenda & CLE 

Program Information



Registration Fees:
Regular AAJ Members Fee: $2,195

CLE: 14 credits

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June 10, 2011

Registration (continental breakfast available)
8:15 - 8:45 am

8:45 am - 5:00 pm

(A lunch break will be taken from 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

•  Improve Foundational Skills (Take Home Message 1)
    – Reading Emotions in Others
    – Reading Nonverbal Behaviors

•  Build Knowledge: Understanding the Psychology of Truth Telling and Lying

•  Improve Hot Spotting Skills (Take Home Messages 2 and 3)

•  Application of These Skills to Depositions, Witness Interviews, and Voir Dire

Networking Reception
5:00 - 6:00 pm

June 11, 2011

8:15 am to 5:00 pm
 (continental breakfast available)

(A lunch break will be taken from 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

•  Review and More Practice of Reading Microexpressions

•  Emotional Reactions to Lying (three types)  
•  Other Channels of Leakage
   – Facial behaviors (cognition)
   – Voice
   – Verbal Content
   – Other emblems

•  More Practice

•  Final Discussion on Application of These Skills to Depositions, Witness Interviews,
   and Voir Dire

Program Goals

     • About emotion
        – Universality of facial expressions of emotion 
        –Triggers and functions of emotion 
           • About nonverbal behavior
           •Psychology of truth telling and lying
    • Reading faces
       – Emotions
          • Macroexpressions
          • Microexpressions
          • Subtle expressions
       – Cognitions
     • Reading body language
        – Emblematic gestures
     • Identifying vocal cues
        – Voice
        – Verbal style
     • Hot spotting
        – Contradictory emotions
        – Identifying micros
        – Contradictory emblems
        – Hypothesis testing

  Application to Legal Practice
     • Depositions
        – Review deposition video and identify witnesses’ truthfulness and lying
        – Identify conflict between gestures and statements
        – Identify areas that cause stress
        – Frame questions to elicit stressors
     • Client Interviews
        – Determine if client is hiding information
        – Identify client’s dominant emotions and whether it will affect credibility
     • Jury Selection
        – Evaluate jurors’ motives or agenda to be on jury
        – Identify jurors whose core beliefs are inconsistent with a desired outcome


CLE Information

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