Challenging Clients: Strategies for Addressing Mental Health Issues in Representation

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Legal Services State Support
  • Other


    Anne Quincy, Supervising Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

    Elizabeth Wittenberg, JD, LICSW, Psychotherapist in Private Practice


Clients with mental health conditions are quite common in the course of a legal practice. This training will discuss common conditions and provide strategies for best representing clients in these circumstances:

    Cases where a mental health condition is part of the claim
    Effectively and respectively communicating with clients with mental health or personality disorders
    How to appropriately share and present evidence related to the mental health condition to an adjudicator in order to help mitigate or explain behaviors in the context of a claim
    Challenges regarding capacity, reasonableness of client demands, communication and decision making.

This will be a discussion focused training, with hypotheticals and an engaging conversation. We welcome your questions!

CLE: 2.0 hours of Minnesota Standard CLE credit will be applied for.

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