Continuing Legal Education

What’s New in Mental Health Law: Mental Health Issues and Legal Professionalism

May 16, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
3.50 MCLE hours, including 2.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
Presented by Mental Health Law

Chicago
ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)
Or Online Course

 

Click here to register for the CHICAGO program.

Click here to register for the LIVE WEBCAST.

 

Get the updates you need regarding a number of important mental health topics with this half-day seminar. Practitioners with all levels of legal experience who are interested in the current regulations surrounding attorneys facing substance abuse or mental health issues (and how to assist them) will benefit from attending and learn:

  • How to help attorneys and law students facing mental illness and/or substance abuse issues;
  • The recent legislative changes and appellate opinions in mental health;
  • The mission of the Lawyer’s Assistance Program to help attorneys facing substance abuse and/or mental health issues through mentoring and other tools; and
  • How disciplinary authorities handle attorney mental health and substance abuse cases.

 

Program Coordinator:
Barbara A. Goeben, Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Alton

Program Moderator:
Robert J. Connor, Illinois Department of Human Services, Chicago

 

NOTE: Chicago/onsite registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page. Live Webcast attendees can access the program materials electronically via the web portal during the seminar.

 

Agenda

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.  Recent Mental Health Law Cases – An Appellate Update
This presentation examines the recent Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate opinions concerning the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code (405 ILCS 5) and the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act (740 ILCS 110).
Barbara A. Goeben, Guardianship & Advocacy Commission, Alton

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.  What’s New in Mental Health Law – A Legislative Update
This segment explores the new laws affecting the mental health arena in Illinois with a focus on the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code and the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
Mark J. Heyrman, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.  Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer*
Learn how prevalent substance abuse and mental health impairment really are in the legal profession with this informative segment, as well as the help that is available and how disciplinary authorities handle these issues.
Christine P. Anderson, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  A Source for Help: Lawyers’ Assistance Program*
Don’t miss this discussion on the Lawyers’ Assistance Program, including its mission to help attorneys and law students who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse issues, and how mentoring helps.
Madeleine M. Sharko, Illinois Guardianship Advocacy Commission, Chicago