Course Details

Course TitleLaw School 102: Foundational Information for Effective Forensic Practice
Date 5/20/2018
ProviderAmerican Academy of Forensic Psychology Continuing Education Programs
Phone(855) 226-9412
LocationScottsdale, AZ
Credit Hours4
Instructor(s)Craig R. Lareau, JD, PhD, ABPP
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This workshop provides an overview of several foundational issues of law and the legal system that forensic psychologists should know due to the nature of their work in legal settings. The workshop is not a survey course of forensic psychology topics, but rather an introduction to substantive law issues. Topics during this workshop include a number of civil law areas: evidence, civil procedure, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and testamentary capacity.

Course Objectives

Psychologists attending this workshop will be able to:
Identify core topics of evidence, including admissibility, hearsay, and testimonial evidence
Describe core issues of civil procedure, including basics for filing and responding to complaints, rules for discovery, and standards for defense evaluations
Differentiate the legal and diversity issues involved in employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases, including disparate treatment, disparate impact, quid pro quo, and hostile work environment cases
Recognize the legal issues involved when determining whether a testator had the capacity to make a will