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Law, Language & Cognition CLE Ethics Roundtable: Lies, Deceit and BS in Court
Monday, February 1
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Reception to follow
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Judges are bombarded by dishonest statements by lawyers and witnesses alike. But not all dishonesty is created equal, either in the eyes of the law or in the way people speak. This presentation will focus on differences among flat-out falsity (lies), true statements that are designed to persuade someone to believe in the truth of what the speaker knows to be false (deceit), and statements intended to aggrandize the speaker without regard to the truth or falsity of the statement (BS). In ethical rules, in the definition of perjury, in the examination of witnesses, and in the rhythm of litigation apart from formal rules, these strategies of dishonesty are sometimes treated alike, but more often are treated differently. This presentation will attempt to sort this out, and to solicit reactions concerning lawyers' experiences with and treatment of dishonest conduct in court.
Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition, Brooklyn Law School
Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
CLE Credit Offered
This course provides 1.5 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Ethics.
. The program is free of charge for faculty and students, as well as for graduates who are members of the 2015-16 BLS Alumni Association or the 1901 Society. The fee for all others to attend is $30. Our financial aid policy is available at www.brooklaw.edu/financialaidcle
Sponsored by the Center for Law, Language & Cognition