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 Mental Disabilities and The Federal Courts


Mental Disabilities and The Federal Courts

Presented by the Federal Bar Association's SDNY and Washington State chapters

CLE Diversity Webinar Credit: 1.5 NY Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE Credits

A panel of legal and medical experts will discuss the impact of mental disabilities on the prosecution, defense and disposition of cases as well as how the federal courts can be more responsive. Topics will include:

  • A Global Perspective on Mental Disabilities, Forensic Evaluations and the Courts
  • Mental Disabilities, Forensic Evaluations and the Courts: Trends in the U.S.
  • Trends in the Prosecution of People with Mental Disabilities in the U.S.
  • Mental Disabilities and the Federal Courts: A Returning Citizen's Perspective

Program Speakers:

Program Planner:
Nancy Morisseau | Agency Attorney, NYC Department of Education; President, Federal Bar Association-SDNY Chapter

Elizabeth Kelley, Esq. | Criminal Defense Attorney, L/O Elizabeth Kelley; Secretary, Federal Bar Association-Washington State Chapter

  • Jeffrey D. Grant | Private General Counsel, GrantLaw, PLLC
  • Dr. Joette James | Chief Inpatient/Outpatient Neuropsychologist, HSC Pediatric Center; Forensic Psychologist, Private Practice; Assistant Professor, George Washington University Dept. of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Miriam Krinsky | Executive Director, Fair and Just Prosecutions
  • Dr. George Woods | President, International Academy of Law & Mental Health
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