Blog 2022

Episode 50: Family Law Reform Part III: It’s All About the Children

In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.

Episode 49: Family Law Reform Part II: Brain Science, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resilience

In Canada and many common law jurisdictions, there has been a longstanding concern about the family justice system. People who work in the system, families who turn to the family justice system for help, and reports about system reform speak about the crisis in family justice. We are hearing that it is not working for families and in fact, can do more harm than good.

Episode 43: How Do Our Brains Decide What to Pay Attention To? Part III − With Host Caroline Mandell

In this third and last episode of a new three-part series on how the brain works, host Caroline Mandell is welcoming Dr. Sophie Leroy, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Washington BothellSchool of Business. Together they explore topics such as attention, distraction and procrastination and discuss their implications for judges as high-volume decision-makers and writers.

Episode 42: How Do Our Brains Get Things Done? Part II − With Host Caroline Mandell

In this second episode, host Caroline Mandell is interviewing David Badre, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University. Together, they explain what cognitive control (also known as executive function) is and discuss its implications for judges and all legal professionals.

Episode 41: How Do Our Brains Process Information? Part I − With Host Caroline Mandell

In this first episode of a new three-part series on how the brain works, host Caroline Mandell is speaking with UNSW Sydney’s Emeritus Professor John Sweller. Together, they explore a fundamental question: how do our brains process, retain, retrieve, and apply information? In short: how do we learn?