Forensic Psychiatry: What Lawyers Need to Know
(Forensic Psychiatry)

Title:               Forensic Psychiatry: What Lawyers Need to Know

Date:               March 16, 2015

Description: Forensic psychiatry is a reality for many accused persons.  There are a number of options to consider when you suspect that a mental illness may be impacting your client’s behaviour and decision-making ability.  It is important to understand the practical, legal and health implications of the options as you advocate for your client.  Our expert panel will provide guidance on determining which process (NCR, Mental Health Court or is it just a mitigating factor) is appropriate for your client’s best interests.
 
At this program you will learn about:

  •  The basics of mental illness
  • Practicalities and process of fitness assessments
  • Changes to the Mental Health Court
  •  Board of Review
  • Role of the expert giving testimony
  •  And much more!

Presenters:    
Moderator: Sarah Inness, Campbell Gunn Inness
Dr. Jeff Waldman, Medical Director of Adult Forensic Services, Health Sciences Centre
Ken Mackenzie, Manager of Community Forensic Mental Health Services, WHRA

Run Time:        1.5 hours

MCPD hours:    1.5 hours

EPPM hours:     0 hours

Price:                $50 + GST ($52.50)