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What Lawyers Need to Know about their Clients who Live with Psychosocial Disabilities

Oct 25, 2013 12:30pm - Oct 25, 2013 02:30pm
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: CLE
Category: CLE

Description

What Lawyers Need to Know about their Clients who Live with Psychosocial Disabilities (live teleconference option available)* 



October 25

About one in four adults in the U.S. have a diagnosable mental illness. Hence most attorneys at some point will have a client who is coping with mental health issues. What are the special circumstances faced by clients who live with psychosocial disabilities, especially in the legal context?  Learn information and skills to help facilitate a more positive experience in the legal system for these clients, including practical suggestions to enhance effective communication with and advocacy for them. More details below.

 

Presenters:  Mark J. Anderson, Executive Director, Barbara Schneider Foundation (BSF), and Renee Jensen, Development Director, BSF; Khusaba Seka, Cultural Wellness Center leadership,  and Training Coordinator.


Time:
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Registration (& lunch): 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: First National Bank Building Training Room, 332 Minnesota Street, St. Paul
Credit: 2 Elimination of Bias Credits approved; Code #183142
Cost (includes lunch): $50 RCBA members; $70 non-members
Teleconference Cost: $60 RCBA members; $80 non-members

 

More details:

About one in four adults in the U.S. have a diagnosable mental illness. Hence most attorneys at some point will have a client who is coping with mental health issues. What are the special circumstances faced by clients who live with psychosocial disabilities, especially in the legal context?  Learn information and skills to help facilitate a more positive experience in the legal system for these clients, including practical suggestions to enhance effective communication with and advocacy for them.

 

Topics covered will include major mental illnesses and associated symptoms and behaviors; de-escalation model for responding to a mental health crisis; consumer (person with mental illness) perspective on crisis, crisis response and recovery; and mental health and other crisis resources.

 

Mark J. Anderson is the executive director of the Barbara Schneider Foundation.  He has been a consultant regarding health care and human rights policy since 2003 with an emphasis on eliminating mistreatment of people with mental illness by improving public safety and mental health systems. Between 1990 and 2003 he was Senior Policy Advisor on health care, mental health, human rights and related issues in the office of U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone.

 

Renee Jensen is the Development Director for the Barbara Schneider Foundation and is a person in long term recovery from bi-polar disorder who will speak on her experience of crisis while in the court system.

 

Khusaba Seka is on the leadership team at the Cultural Wellness Center in Minneapolis, and is a training coordinator for the Barbara Schneider Foundation. She will speak on the cultural aspects of mental health and wellness from an African American perspective.



 

*Participants may attend this CLE via teleconference for $60 for RCBA members and $80 for non-RCBA members. Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. We cannot offer the live teleconference to law students for free. Law students may still attend the live presentation for free. If you have any questions, please email us at info@ramseybar.org or call 651-222-0846.

 


Early registration ends on Jun 13, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Jun 14, 2013 and ends on Oct 25, 2013.
Late registration starts on Oct 26, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
 

 
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