Center for Psychiatry
& the Law
Brain Injuries and Impairments in Civil and Criminal Cases
May 3-4, 2003


Stanford Faculty

Leslie J. Dorfman, M.D
Professor -- Stanford University Department of Neurology

Howard Fenn, M.D.
Director -- Acute Geropsychiatry Unit, VA HCS Palo Alto
Associate Clinical Professor -- Department of Psychiatry

Nell Riley, Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist -- Stanford Neurodiagnostics Lab

Barbara Sommer, M.D.
Director -- Stanford University Medical Geriatrics Division
Assistant Professor -- Stanford University Department of Psychiatry

Robert Weisberg, Esq.
Edwin E. Huddleson Professor of Law -- Stanford University Law School
Special Assistant to the Provost -- Stanford University

Guest Faculty

Richard Alexander, Esq.
Alexander, Hawes and Audet -- San Jose

Duane Clapp, Esq.
Clapp, Moroney, Bellagamba, Vuchinich -- Daly City

Joel Kramer, Ph.D
Associate Clinical Professor --University of California, San Francisco

William Lynch, Ph.D
Neuropsychologist -- Redwood City
Former Director -- Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Menlo Park VA Hospital

Claude Munday, Ph.D
Neuropsychologist -- Oakland
Former President -- California Brain Injury Association

Jeannie Sternberg, Esq.
Director -- Habeus Corpus Resource Center, San Francisco


Moderated by Dr. James R. Missett, M.D., Ph.D., Center for Psychiatry and the Law Director.

Saturday, May 3, 2003

7:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:20 a.m. William Lynch, Ph.D.
  Understanding Neuropsychological Testing in Brain Injury and Impairment Cases.
9:20-10:10 Leslie J. Dorfman, M.D.
  What a Neurologist looks for in the Assessment of Brain Injuries.
10:10-10:30 Break
10:30-11:20 Joel Kramer, Ph.D
  Assessment of Brain-Impaired Children
11:20-12:10 p.m. Robert Weisberg, Esq.
  Recent Developments in Legal Reasoning regarding Brain Injuries in Capital Cases.
12:10-01:10 Lunch (to be Provided)
1:10-02:00 Nell Riley, Ph.D
  The Assessment of Brain Impairment in Death Penalty Cases.
2:00-02:50 Jeannie Sternberg, Esq.
  Utilizing Brain Impairment Information in Death Penalty Cases.
2:50-03:10 Break
3:10-04:00 Barbara Sommer, M.D.
  Geriatric Brain Impairment.
4:00-04:50 Howard Fenn, M.D.
  Forensic Aspects of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Sunday, May 4, 2003 (Continental Breakfast Provided)

8:30-09:20 a.m. Richard Alexander, Esq.
  Point: Arguing for the Plaintiff in Brain Injury Cases.
9:20-10:10 Duane Clapp, Esq.
  Counterpoint: Arguing for the Defense in Brain Injury Cases.
10:10-10:30 Break
10:30-11:20 Panel Discussion
  Richard Alexander, Esq., Duane Clapp, Esq.
11:20-12:10 p.m. Claude Munday, Ph.D.
  Evaluating Levels of Disability Following Head Trauma.
12:10 Wrap Up


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