The Better Mind will explore emerging research in neuroscience and discuss how unconscious processes may affect decision-making. Brain imaging and decision-making studies can explain how we determine intelligence, veracity, threat, and competence. The goal – to identify ways to increase sound decision-making and fairness guided by science.
Kimberly Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of judicial and legal decision-making. She is an attorney, a judicial educator and a lecturer. She serves as regular faculty for the National Judicial College.
Ms. Papillon has delivered more than 100 lectures nationwide on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of judicial fairness to multiple audiences including judges and appellate justices throughout California, the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District, the D.C. Court of Appeals, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, numerous other national judicial organizations and the California State Bar.
In the past several months she has delivered lectures to the Los Angeles and San Francisco County District Attorney’s Offices, the United States Department of Justice, and the judiciaries of Vermont, Washington, Nebraska, Texas and Idaho.
She has been appointed to the National Center for State Courts, National Training Team on Implicit Bias a “think tank” for national judicial education. She has produced documentaries on Neuroscience and Judicial Decision-Making which have received national recognition.
She worked as an attorney in large law firms representing Fortune 500 Companies, government entities and tech start-ups. Ms. Papillon served as vice-chair of the California State Bar’s Committee on Ethnic and Minority Relations, and in that capacity served as a liaison from the State Bar to the Judicial Council’s Access and Fairness Advisory Committee. Kimberly has a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law.