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Clients Want Results, Lawyers Need Emotional Intelligence, Christine C. Kelton Jan 2015

Clients Want Results, Lawyers Need Emotional Intelligence, Christine C. Kelton

Cleveland State Law Review

Thinking requires emotions and emotions enhance thinking. This Article suggests that the emotionally intelligent lawyer is more likely to serve the needs of clients and the legal community than the lawyer who has less understanding of, and control over, emotions. Part II introduces two “emotionally unintelligent” lawyers, Amanda and Rick, and considers how their emotional “unintelligence” affects their new client, psychologist, Dr. Ray Randolph. Part III provides some background on the relevant research on emotional intelligence, including the history of intelligence, from general intelligence, to social intelligence, to multiple intelligences, and to emotional intelligence. Part IV defines and explores the ...


Psychological Assessment Of Brain Damage, Bill J. Barkley Jan 1962

Psychological Assessment Of Brain Damage, Bill J. Barkley

Cleveland State Law Review

We need more emphasis upon courses in Forensic Psychology in our law schools as well as in our graduate departments of psychology. The average clinical psychologist shies away from involving himself in cases that might eventually lead to testifying. The psychologist is not trained to answer with a "Yes" or a "No" and therefore is not accustomed to this procedure in the court room. In my estimation it is time that the clinical psychologist is helped to grow up legally, by having a better understanding of forensics, and it is time the legal profession is helped to grow up by ...