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Assessing Competency and Responsibility in Criminal Cases - CLE
Jan 09, 2015
Continuing Legal Education
$60 SLL members and CPCS staff, bar advocates and prosecutors; $75 all others
CPCS approved for 2 hours of Mental Health Litigation, Juvenile Delinquency, Post-conviction, and Adult Criminal Trial credits.
Faculty (l to r): Hon. Thomas A. Connors,
Superior Court (Chair);
Hon. Robert C. Cosgrove
, Superior Court,
Hon. Kenneth J. Fishman
, Superior Court;
Debra A. Pinals, M.D.
, Assistant Commissioner, Forensic Services, Department of Mental Health
Criminal practitioners will learn the intricacies of dealing with mental-health issues at both pre-trial and trial.
• How judges address competency issues within the statutory framework
• Practical considerations for defense counsel and prosecutors including the consequences of an incompetency finding
• Tactical considerations in trying cases where the defendant’s mental state is at issue
• How clinicians assess issues of competency and of assertion at trial of impaired mental