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Memory in the Courtroom: What Every Attorney Should Know

Total Credits: 3.0 CLE, 3.0 Criminal Law Specialization

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Criminal Litigation |  Trial Practice
Dr. Paul Simpson |  Dr. Paul Simpson
Original Program Date:
Oct 04, 2021


Forensic psychologist Dr. Paul Simpson discusses what attorneys need to know about memory and how it can affect your case. This program touches on general principles of memory and explores topics like suggestibility, recovered memories, eyewitness accounts and memory development. This is a great opportunity for attorneys who work with witnesses, clients, victims and others to learn more about how memory works.
This 3-hour talk explores how memory works (and fails).  Topics include:  

  • the Seven Sins of Memory
  • Memory development in children
  • Suggestibility
  • Eyewitness accounts 
  • Claims of recovered memories
  • Weapons focus
  • Cross-race effects
Dr. Paul Simpson, Criminal Forensic Psychologist, Arizona Forensic Services, LLC
Dr. Paul Simpson is a Forensic Psychologist from Tucson, AZ, who specializes in psychosexual evaluations and expert testimony in state, federal, and military courts across the United States.  With over three-decades of evaluating and treating sex offender populations, he is one of the nation’s leading educators on sexual compulsions. Since 2003 he has provided over 300 full day trainings in all 50 states teaching professionals on assessing and treating sexual and Internet Compulsions. He’s also been a popular instructor for the State Bar of Arizona.  Past topics have included training attorneys regarding the Daubert Standard for psychological evaluations, sex offender assessment, child sex abuse allegations, and memory in the courtroom (thirteen times!).  Dr. Simpson is the author of Second Thoughts and has appeared on or been a consultant to The Joan Rivers Show, Parent Talk Radio, and Focus on the Family, Frontline, Fox News, Oprah Winfrey, Chicago Tribune, 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, Nightline and more.



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DR. PAUL SIMPSON is a forensic psychologist practicing in Tucson. He is the author of Second Thoughts, a book instrumental in helping expose the false claims and dangers of “recovered memory therapy.”  A leading national educator on False Memory Syndrome Dr. Simpson trained thousands of counseling professionals on standards of practice. He also served as an expert consultant to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners.  Dr. Simpson has been a guest on The Joan Rivers Show, the Leeza Gibbons Show, Focus on the Family, Frontline and Fox News. He has been a professional consultant to a number of national media, including 20/20, 60 minutes, NBC News, Nightline, The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Chicago Tribune, Dateline, The Today Show, Focus on the Family and Vanity Fair magazine.




Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 9


Keith K

"As someone who never took a college level psych course, this was enormously valuable on both a personal and professional level. Great job!!"