Disability Law Seminar September
10 & 11, 2003
Captain Cook Hotel
10 & 11, 2003
This program has been approved by the Alaska Bar Association for 13 credit hours of general Continuing Legal Education and an optional 1 hour of Ethics.
|Michael L. Perlin is Professor of Law at
||Robert Whitaker has been reporting on science and medicine for nearly 15 years.† He first worked as a science-medical writer
at the Albany Times Union, in
Nationally recognized expert on Mental Disability Law, Professor Michael Perlin of New York Law School and Robert Whitaker, award-winning author of "Mad in America," a social and medical history of our society's treatment of the severely mentally ill, will be presenting this seminar on Mental Health Disability Law September 10-11 in Anchorage.
9-10:30: ††††††††† Separating Fact From Fiction: What 50 Years of Research Really Shows About the Long-Term Efficacy of Neuroleptics.† --† Robert Whitaker
: ††† Sanism and pretextuality† -- Michael L. Perlin
12:00-1: ††††††††† Lunch
1-2:15: ††††††††††† Involuntary civil commitment, and mental health courts† -- Michael L. Perlin
-3: ††††††††††† Right to treatment, the right to sexual interaction† and† other institutional rights† -- Michael L. Perlin
3:15-3:30 ††††††† Break
3:30- 4:45 †††††† Right to refuse treatment (civil)† -- Michael L. Perlin
Olmstead, and the
10-11 ††††††††††††† Incompetency to stand trial† -- Michael L. Perlin
11-11:15: ††††††† Break
11:15- 12:15 ††† Other criminal incompetencies (waiver of counsel, guilty pleas and pre- and post-trial competencies)† -- Michael L. Perlin
: ††††† Lunch
††††††† Right to refuse treatment (criminal)† -- Michael L. Perlin
: †††††† Other criminal trial process issues related to mental disability(confessions, privilege against self-incrimination)† -- Michael L. Perlin
:††††††† Summarize two days† -- Michael L. Perlin
: †††††† Ethical Issues in Mental Health Law† -- Michael L. Perlin (Optional separate or extra 1 hour)
Who Should Attend
This program should be of
great use to attorneys, judges and mental health workers who deal with people
diagnosed with serious mental illness in the courts.† This includes criminal proceedings, mental
health court, civil commitment and forced medication proceedings, guardianships
and the like.† This is a unique
opportunity to take advantage of the nationally recognized faculty coming to
An early registration discount of $25 will be given to those who register by August 15th.
In addition, up to five †organizations can send up to ten people each for just $995.
For attorneys who just want to take the optional one hour†† presentation on Ethical Issues in Mental Health Law, subject to space availability, the price is $75.
Seating is limited so sign up early to ensure your spot!