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Clinical Forensic Speaker Series: Social Media and the Courts
November 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
The proliferation of social media has given rise to an increase of statutory and case law involving social media. The forensic psychologist is uniquely educated to be of service for these new avenues of research and evaluation. From state to U.S. Supreme Court and from criminal, civil, or family law cases, the law, social media, and psychology are inextricably intertwined. This presentation will examine the Constitutional foundation, some of the statutory laws, recent cases, and psychological issues involving the new technology and the 21st Century method of
Specifically, a definition of social media, issues regarding the First Amendment, and the impact on the actors
(lawyers, parties, jurors) will be addressed. Court etiquette and social media, an important topic for anyone who participates in court proceedings, will also be presented. Bring your questions and comments as we explore the modern world of psychology and the law-forensic psychology
All are welcome to attend.
About our presenter: Dr. Linda Gomberg, JD, Ph.D, began her career teaching English in the public schools of Evanston, Illinois. After moving to California, she received her Juris Doctor Degree from Western State University. As an active member of the State Bar of California, she has practiced law, tutored individual law students, and taught law at several Southern California law schools. Dr. Gomberg created, directed, and taught in the first comprehensive academic support program at Western State University College of Law after earning a Master of Arts Degree in English.
A lifelong interest in psychology motivated Dr. Gomberg to return to school for a terminal Master of Arts Degree in that subject, two intermediate Master of Arts Degrees and her doctorate. She has served on Institutional Review Boards (IRB) (current Chair of TCSPP Southern California IRB), is a member of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, co-chaired the APA Division 46 conference committee, chaired the APA Division 46 Ethics Committee, and has taught in both public and private schools at many levels.