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Constitutional Criminal Mental Health Law: An Overview

June 12, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

4 Hours

$225 Registration | $200 Early Registration (through May 29th)

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Christopher Slobogin, J.D., LLM presents a live professional training program on Constitutional Criminal Mental Health Law: An Overview.

This program will cover the crucial legal doctrines that govern forensic practice, including:

  • Constitutional rules and representative statutes concerning the forensic evaluation process
  • Competence to proceed
  • Competence to make decisions in the criminal process (pleading guilty, waiving counsel, waiving the insanity defense)
  • Commitment and treatment of those found incompetent
  • The insanity defense and other psychological defenses
  • Commitment of people found insane
  • Mental disability and the death penalty
  • Sexually violent predator laws
  • Risk assessment

The program will survey all-important Supreme Court opinions and a sampling of state and federal approaches to the issues. Case studies will be reviewed, and their implications for forensic practice.

This program will enable beginning practitioners to understand the legal framework governing their work. It will provide experienced practitioners with a more nuanced understanding of the legal rules they already know.

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