National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Explanations vs Excuses

On Demand
This live broadcast from Tuesday, February 24th has concluded. Register below to access the on demand recording.

This webcast delves into the world of psychiatric trial experts. We bring Dr. Kenneth Weiss, seasoned psychiatric expert and author, to the studio for a conversational presentation of issues around capacity and culpability. Explore with us the potential applications of psychiatric testimony in criminal and civil cases. Why is it that Dr. Weiss says, “Psychiatry and the Law are married to life. Permanently.” In your cases, how will the broader understanding help you develop theories and understand the experts’ issues?

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Karen M. Lockwood

Karen Lockwood
Lafayette, CO

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