Featured CLE: Learn practical skills to use when representing clients with mental health issues, Jan. 9

Thursday, Dec. 14

MassBarEducatesWhile 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, held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the MBA in Boston, 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
Click here to register.

This seminar is FREE with your MBA membership. 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.