CLE Program

Mental Health Issues in Criminal Law & Beyond

Date:

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Runtime: 3:00h

Program Code:

CJA18A

Program Options:

Watch On Demand

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Registration

MBA Paralegals : $0.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
Non-member : $80.00
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While many attorneys do not have a clinical or educational background that focuses on mental health issues, they often find themselves representing clients who suffer from mental health issues. This program will feature Dr. Edersheim of Massachusetts General Hospital, a joint JD and MD, who will discuss representing and interacting with mentally ill individuals in the courthouse setting. Recently, Dr. Edersheim spoke to Massachusetts judges on this topic.  Dr. Edersheim will discuss practical skills and strategies to use when representing clients with mental health issues in criminal matters. This presentation will then be followed with a panel discussion by mental health experts, judges, court personnel, defense attorneys and prosecutors.

The panelists will discuss:

  • How to effectively advocate for clients with mental health issues
  • Strategies to help attorneys identify clients with mental health issues
  • Practical tips when representing clients with mental illness
  • Interview techniques
  • How to obtain HIPAA releases
  • Solutions and resources for clients and their attorneys
  • Alternative sentences

Following the panel and discussion, there will be a reception. The MBA is offering a special $25 rate for government and public sector attorneys. Please contact MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 to register. 

Faculty:

Hon. Barbara S. Pearson, Program Co-chair
D. Christopher Dearborn, Esq., Program Co-chair
Suffolk University Law School, Boston
Georgia Critsley, Esq., Program Co-chair
Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston
Judith Edersheim, JD, MD, Panelist
Director, MGH Center for Law, Brain, & Behavior
Gregory Clifford, Panelist
BMC Mental Health Court
Crystal Lyons, Esq., Panelist
Dr. Jeffrey Minor, Panelist
BMC Court Clinician

Sponsoring Sections:

Criminal Justice Section

NOTE: This is a previously recorded MBA On Demand product.
When you register, you will receive a link via email to the previously recorded MBA On Demand program and its ePublication. Your member profile will also contain a permanent link to the MBA On Demand version of the program.

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