CLE Workshops for Lawyers - Continuing Legal Education
Trainings for Judges

Use the expertise you'll gain in our workshops to settle more cases successfully, and screen out cases with a high likelihood of your not getting your fees.

Our continuing education classes also have an hour devoted to "Ethical Considerations in Brain Injury Cases," so you can get your ethics credits for your CLE requirement.

Recent Continuing Education Workshops on Brain Injury

Social-Emotional Problems Following Brain Injury Are Real Neurological Symptoms: What Neuroscientists Are Discovering.
Program Highlights:
Participants learned:
  • To understand personality change & the common social and emotional consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • The brain circuitry for many social and emotional processes, and how those circuits are affected by TBI.
  • To understand why these social and emotional consequences of TBI are neurological symptoms, just like memory loss or language deficits.
  • Research on effective rehabilitation strategies for social changes following TBI.
  • Listen to our free 55-minute talk on "Protecting Clients With Brain Injury." Click here.
Dates & Locations
January 10, 2012:  Beaver Creek, CO, Craig Hospital 2012 TBI Summit.
Sept. 25, 2011:  Lansing, MI, Brain Injury Association of Michigan Annual Conference.
Oct. 12-13, 2011:  Denver, CO, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Annual Conference.

For upcoming Continuing Education Workshops in other areas of neuroscience & the law, click here.

Summer 2011 Continuing Education Workshops on Brain Injury

New Methods For Assessing Social Dysfunction Following TBI
Program Highlights:
Participants who completed this workshop:
  • Understood existing evidence and assessments for measuring social/emotional competence following TBI that they might not have been aware of.
  • Learned about new assessments for social/emotional competence being developed for use in TBI.
  • Understood how the neural circuitry for social/emotional competence differs from the neural circuitry for cognitive competence, thus requiring different assessment techniques to demonstrate disability.
  • Understood ways to assess social/emotional functioning objectively so that benchmarks for rehabilitation can be tracked with precision, and so that families can be educated in what to expect following TBI.
Dates & Locations

June 15, 2011:  Washington, DC, Federal TBI Interagency Conference.
August 24, 2011:  Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, Brain Injury Association of Canada Annual Conference.

Previous Continuing Education Workshops on Brain Injury

  • TBI & the Justice System: Distinguishing Brain Injury from Psychopathy & Issues in Competency July 29, 2011, Office of the Public Defender, Golden, CO.
  • Understanding the social and emotional consequences of traumatic brain injury: Where brain science meets the real world. April 15, 2011, Annual Conference of the Texas Brain Injury Association, Austin, TX.
  • Tools You Can Use: Assessing Social and Emotional Dysfunction in Detail After Traumatic Brain Injury. Jan. 26, 2011, Boulder-Denver Neuropsychology Study Group, Regis University, Denver.
  • How to Understand Changes in Social Behavior in Your Brain-injured Clients. Jan. 13, 2011, Denver Brain Injury Professionals Network, Brain Injury Association of Colorado.
  • Understanding the social and emotional consequences of traumatic brain injury. March 17, 2011. First Brain Injury Association of Argentina Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Social Skills Deficits Must Be Included in Assessments for Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Brain Injury and Dementia. Nov. 2, 2010, keynote speaker at Institute for Cognitive Neurology (INECO) International Symposium of Psychiatry, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Demonstrating Disability After Brain Injury: New Information on Assessment. Sept. 3, 2010, Alliant University, San Francisco, CA.
  • Disability Following Brain Injury: Training for Administrative Law Judges, December 7, 2009, Denver Region Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration, Denver, CO (with VTC participation from CO Springs, Salt Lake City, UT, Cheyenne, WY, Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Fargo, ND offices).
  • Protecting Clients with Brain Injury: New Science, New Methods for Demonstrating Disability. June 5, 2009, CO Bar Association Disability Law Section’s CLE Conference, Denver, CO.
  • For recent Continuing Education Workshops in other areas of neuroscience & the law, click here.

Taught by Dr. Valerie Stone
B.A. Harvard, 1985, Ph.D. Stanford, 1990
More about Dr. Stone
Email Dr. Valerie Stone (vestone@gmail .com)