​​​​​​​Charlotte, NC Things are Not What They Seem: Perception, Memory, Narrative, and Naïve Realism in Collaborative Practice

Date and time: 
February 28, 2020 - 10:30am to 6:00pm
Event type: 
Educational Opportunity

1-Day Advanced Collaborative Family Law Training by Pauline Tesler on the following topic: “Things are Not What They Seem: Perception, Memory, Narrative, and Naïve Realism in Collaborative Practice”.

Naïve realism is the belief we all tend to carry that although others may make mistakes, misperceive reality, and misremember facts, we ourselves know what we saw, know what we heard, and know what’s true and what isn’t. Lawyers seem to be particularly wedded to naïve realist beliefs about perception and memory. But plenty of solid research (some of it highly amusing) has shown that we in fact live in a world of neural realism, in which our sensory perceptions and memories are unstable, unreliable and easily manipulated. The implications for legal dispute resolution are significant. We will watch amazing video clips, do challenging exercises, and consider what we need to change about how we approach negotiations, based on this new understanding of how our brains actually work.

Online: www.MeckBarCLE.org
Phone: (704) 375-8624
Mail: 2850 Zebulon Ave Charlotte, NC 28208

6.0 Professional Development/CLE Hours

Lunch is included in each plan.

The views and opinions of MCB CLEs are not necessarily those of the 26th Judicial District Bar.


Mecklenburg County Bar Center
2850 Zebulon Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208


Pauline Tesler

Contact email: 
Pauline Tesler
Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Price info: 

$ 275 Attorney Rate
$ 250 CCDP Member Attorney Rate
$ 150 Paralegal Rate
$ 100 CCDP Member Non-Attorney Rate
$ 115 Non-Attorney Professional Rate