Advocating for Clients Who Have Mental Disabilities

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Sponsors: Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008
Time: 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Speakers: Mary Foster, Northwestern University College of Law
Andrya Soprych, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Barry Taylor, Equip for Equality

In this session, we will discuss how to recognize clients with mental disabilities, how to collaborate with mental health agencies and how to best advocate for someone who has a mental disability. We will discuss how to diffuse anxious behavior, and how to maintain a trusting and cooperative relationship with your client. We also will address the ethical and legal obligations that practitioners have when they are representing a client who has a mental disability.

This webcast was part of the 2008 Illinois Legal Aid Advocates Conference.

 

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Advocating for Clients Who Have Mental Disabilities - Andrya Soprych.doc DOC 26.6KB
Practical Techniques to Better Represent Clients with Mental Disabilities.doc DOC 34.8KB
ETHICAL ISSUES WHEN REPRESENTING A CLIENT WHO HAS A MENTAL DISABILITY.doc DOC 51.2KB
Advocating for Clients Who Have Mental Disabilities - Mary Foster.doc DOC 27.1KB

Last Updated: 11/19/2008

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