Daily Briefs

Attorneys invited to training on unconscious decision-making

The State Bar of Michigan’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is inviting all Michigan attorneys to attend a virtual three-part training series on unconscious decision-making  with Kimberly Papillon, an internationally renowned judicial professor and lecturer on neuroscience and fair decision-making in law, medicine, education, and business. The series is being offered free of charge thanks to co-sponsorship by General Motors Legal Staff.

In her series on the neuroscience of decision-making in the justice system, Papillon explores how brain imaging and decision-making studies can explain how we determine intelligence, veracity, threat, and competence. With this understanding, participants can work to identify ways to ensure sound decision-making and fairness guided by science. SBM has organized a previous well-received session for lawyers, judges, bar leaders, and staff, and on the basis of the enthusiastic reviews, is pleased to be offering these sessions to a wider audience.

The training will take place via Zoom with:

• Part One: Friday, December 4 at noon. This introductory session is designed for anyone who hasn’t already participated in one of Papillon’s lectures.

• Part Two: Friday, December 11 at noon. This session will dive deeper into the implications of neuroscience, psychology, and implicit association in decision-making. Whether you attended Part One in our series, or through your employer, you are welcome to attend.

• Part Three: Friday, December 18 at noon. The final session will focus on moving forward and working toward solutions to the problems identified in Parts One and Two.

To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/SBMtrainingunconscious.


Michigan Creditors Bar Association to present Huddle Webinar Nov. 17

The Michigan Creditors Bar Association (MCBA) will present a Huddle Webinar on Tuesday, November 17, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom.

MCBA Board Member Greg Dye will host attorneys, Jesse Roth and Brian Mitzel of Maddin, Hauser, Roth, & Heller PC for a discussion about the FDCPA/COVID cases filed in the Eastern District of Michigan. The discussion will highlight Maddin, Hauser, Roth, & Heller defense of these cases, and the standing and Shady Grove issues raised in those cases.  The webinar will also provide a legislative update regarding proposed changes to the FDCPA in light of the pandemic—specifically, the Hero’s Act (passed by the House but died in the Senate) which includes legislation addressing the FDCPA and future regulations that would be implemented during this pandemic and/or any future states of emergency.

Roth is a shareholder and member of Maddin Hauser’s Defense and Appellate Practice Groups.  Mitzel is an associate and member of Maddin Hauser’s Defense and Insurance Coverage Practice Group.

To register for the webinar, visit https://mcba36.wildapricot.org and click on “events.”


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