It was quite the festive weekend for us, as you might imagine. And although the weather wasn’t wholly conducive to the mood, yesterday was cool and sunny and perfect for celebrating with family and friends. I couldn’t keep myself off the Interwebs, though, what with all of the coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision and the resulting reactions from around the globe. Many lovely notes from so many of you, too, so thanks for that. It wasn’t all marriage equality in my feed (although there was quite a bit). Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke

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June 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

There has already been a lot written, posted and tweeted about today’s historic ruling by the US Supreme Court. Nothing has delighted me so much as this, tweeted by Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President. How do you not love that man?

I noticed over the past week that there’s a lot of search traffic on the site related to the topic of fee schedules, coinciding with a lot of personal email traffic on this same topic, and a lot of page views of the Court Testimony Clinical Guide. So I thought I’d direct folks to last year’s Creating a Fee Schedule for Expert Consultation and Testimony post and just make it easy for everyone, since that appears to be what people are looking for. Cheers.

It wasn’t my intention that this week’s posts would all end up being reading posts, but so far that’s just how it’s unfolding. I ran across this blog post during a bit of insomnia, however, and couldn’t stop thinking about how perfect it was. 

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The Washington Post had a brief piece yesterday by Dr. Jim Hopper on the neurobiology of trauma. It would be a great article to share with your SART or members of your emergency department staff for discussion at an inservice training. 

So, surge protectors–they’re a good idea. Because if you don’t have them, then when a giant storm rolls through your neighborhood, the one set of devices in your household not plugged into them (read: modem and router) end up frying and you are left with an expensive replacement tab and no internet for most of the weekend. Lesson learned. Obviously I was unplugged for a great deal of the weekend and not by choice. When I was finally back online most of what I was reading  either had to do with last week’s evil in Charleston or the SCOTUS decision my household is eagerly awaiting. Here’s a sample of what’s caught my eye since last we spoke:

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I’ll be teaching an upcoming webinar with Sasha Rutizer–Legal Challenges to Medical Testimony: Hearsay, Daubert and Other Critical Pretrial Motions. This session will be hosted by OJJDP, in conjunction with the National District Attorneys Association on July 20th from 2-3:30pm ET. Click through for details:

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For those of you working on and with colleges and universities in the US, VAWA amendments to the Clery Act go into effect July 1st. The Clery Center is hosting a webinar to review those amendments on July 7th at 2pm ET (you can also check out an infographic of the changes here [PDF]). Click through for details:

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A huge feeling of accomplishment following last week’s course in San Antonio. Now it’s back in the office to follow up on the odds and ends that come with seeing a course taught through for the 1st time, plus I need to play catch up on the accumulation of stuff from essentially 2 weeks out of office, and keep working on the Next Big Thing (oy). It was our first weekend at home with kid for the summer, though (best weekend of the year), so I was pretty well unplugged for most of it. Still, there were a few things that caught my eye (hello, front page of the Sunday WaPo), so here’s what I was checking out since last we spoke:

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The July Tribal Forensic Healthcare webinar will be on the Neurobiology of Trauma, with featured speaker Dr. Rebecca Campbell. The session will be held July 28th from 3-4:30pm, and as with all webinars for this project, CEs will be available. If you can’t attend, it’ll be archived for later viewing.