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Kimberly Papillon

Focusing on the Neuroscience and Psychology of Decision-Making in the Law
Ethics and Fairness in the Justice System
Oakland, CA, USA

Kimberly Papillon is an attorney and a Senior Education Specialist at the California Judicial Council's Administrative Office of the Courts in the Education Division.  She serves as the statewide Project Manager for fairness education for judicial officers and court personnel in California. She has delivered over 40 lectures to the judges, appellate justices, and court personnel in the State of California as well as to the California State Bar. 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 presented courses on the Neuroscience and Empirical Psychology of Decision-Making at multiple national and statewide conferences including the plenary session for the Statewide Appellate Justices Conference and to the National Association of Judicial Educators. As AOC faculty, she has created and taught courses to judges throughout the state on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of judicial fairness.
Ms. Papillon is faculty at the National Judicial College. 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.  


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