Forensic Neuropsychology:

Practical Applications for Attorneys


Dr. Roger K. Light, Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, and practicing neuropsychologist for more than 25 years, offers a 1½-hour seminar entitled Forensic Neuropsychology:  Practical Applications for Attorneys.  This seminar, which can be held at your offices, focuses on the benefits of obtaining unique and beneficial information, not available from any other expert discipline.

Dr. Light will illustrate how to you can better:

  • Obtain information to more accurately assess what a case is worth if you are the plaintiff attorney, or what a client’s potential exposure is if you are the  defense attorney
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your respective positions with regard to any individual client that has a psychological or neuropsychological damage claim
  • Develop the appropriate referral questions that will lead to an optimal assessment, by examining case studies that illustrate the benefits forensic neuropsychology can offer

The Seminar outlines Dr. Light’s comprehensive medical and legal neuropsychological evaluation process, including: 

  • A history and description of neuropsychology
  • The importance of board certification and how to identify a competent neuropsychologist
  • Potential problems in connection with neuropsychological assessments
  • Methods to mitigate or avoid these issues
  • Differences between an expert witness and a treating clinician
  • Types of neuropsychological examinations
  • Cases where a forensic neuropsychological exam may be warranted
  • Traumatic brain injury and post-concussive syndrome
  • Other conditions that may warrant a neuropsychological exam
  • Logistics of the neuropsychological exam
  • Question/answer session

If you would like additional information on his practice or would like to schedule a seminar presentation for your firm, please contact the office of Dr. Roger Light.

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