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Lawyering Competence to Stand Trial with an Eye on Neuroscience

Defense lawyers addressing competence issues should gain familiarity with neuroscience-related literature. They should be able to consider neuroscience-related techniques that could provide explanations about the genuineness of an individual’s incompetence. At the very least, familiarity with neuroscience literature will inspire lawyers to ask experts about assessment approaches or inquiries that might be undertaken.