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$15 Print course materials (with live seminar only)
Electronic course materials are included with registration.
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017
5 General CLE or Practical Skills credits
50-year OSB members, Active Pro Bono OSB members, and Oregon judges and their lawyer staff—please call the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 413, to register.
Lawyers often try to detect deception when interviewing witnesses and negotiating with opposing counsel. To do so, they often rely on their “gut instinct” and popular stereotypes about how liars behave when they lie. However, in recent years, scientists have shown that many popular beliefs about how liars behave are inaccurate. For example, liars are not more likely to avoid eye contact or be more fidgety than truth-tellers.
In this thought-provoking and practical program from former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Michael Johnson, you will learn scientifically validated methods for detecting lies and deception. This engaging presentation will show you how to:
• Spot deception by viewing videos from actual interviews
• Avoid common errors in lie detection
• Identify deception cues related to verbal content, verbal style, and other linguistic cues
• Utilize questioning techniques to more easily differentiate between liars and truth-tellers
• Ask questions designed to increase “cognitive load,” making it more difficult for liars to maintain their stories
• Analyze the content of a witness’s statement for signs not only of deception but also of truthfulness
In addition, you will learn about recent scientific research related to discouraging, spotting, and responding to deception in negotiations.
Accessibility Accommodations: Please call (503) 431-6326 or toll-free at (800) 452-8260, ext. 326, at least 72 hours before the date of the seminar.
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Can’t attend at the scheduled time? Register for the webcast and watch an archived video of the seminar at your convenience. The archived video will be available two weeks after the live webcast, and you will have access for more than a month.
Please note that it may take up to 30 days after you complete this seminar for it to appear on your online MCLE Compliance Report at www.osbar.org.