Burg Simpson’s Rick D. Bailey to Present Talk on the Ethical Decision-Making Process

Burg Simpson’s Rick D. Bailey to Present Talk on the Ethical Decision-Making Process

By Burg Simpson
May 25, 2016
2 min read

R. Bailey - Ethical Decision Making ProcessBurg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. attorney Rick D. Bailey will be presenting important information on ethical decision-making by lawyers and judges in lawsuits in the Faculty of Federal Advocates presentation, “Psychoanalytic Observations on Unconscious Factors that can Influence Ethical Decision-Making.”

Findings from the cognitive neurosciences have supported what psychoanalysts have long argued, i.e. that a lot of what we think, feel, say, and do is heavily influenced by factors of which we are mostly or entirely unaware. The presentation will examine some of the psychological influences that can operate below awareness and discuss how these processes can influence decision-making in a lawsuit in both positive and negative ways. The talk will include some discussion as to how lawyers and judges can recognize and mitigate negative effects from these influences before they result in ethical mistakes, errors in advocacy or failures in justice.

The presentation will be held Friday, June 24 at 12 pm MST at the Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse in downtown Denver. Full pricing, registration information, and details are available at

Rick D. Bailey tries complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and regulatory authorities. Such disputes have included breach of contracts, leases and software licenses, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, breach of non-competes, regulation and tariffs, business valuation, business, corporate, partnership and LLC formation and dissolution.

Mr. Bailey received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin, graduating cum laude, in 1982. Mr. Bailey is also a 1979 graduate of Illinois State University, having received a BS, with honors, in Political Science. Mr. Bailey is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

About Burg Simpson
With offices in Denver, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Cody, and Steamboat Springs, Burg Simpson is a firm of award winning trial lawyers practicing in the areas of personal injury, class action, mass torts, medical malpractice, dangerous drug litigation, defective products, insurance bad faith, employment law, workers’ compensation, commercial litigation, and construction defect litigation.

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