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Judicial Emotions: Risks and Resources
July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Competence Issues CLE Credit Available
Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as Judge Kevin Burke interviews judicial emotion experts Professor Kathy Mack and Terry Maroney about the place of emotion in everyday judicial work. The risks of emotion for judging are well known: emotion can be regarded as irrational, unpredictable, stressful and inconsistent with impartiality. Our research reveals ways emotions, even anger, can be a valuable resource for judges. We draw on judicial experience and insights from psychology and sociology to show how emotion, and humour, can be used to make the courtroom a more positive experience for judges and court participants alike. Hear from our experts and share your questions and experiences.