Forensic Psychiatry: What Lawyers Need to Know
March 16, 2015

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!

Moderator:
Sarah Inness, Campbell Gunn Inness

Presenters:    
Dr. Jeff Waldman, Medical Director of Adult Forensic Services, Health Sciences Centre

Ken Mackenzie, Manager of Community Forensic Mental Health Services, WHRA

CPD hours: 1.5
EPPM hours:

Price: $50.00 + GST = $52.50