SAVE THE DATE: The CPCS Annual Training Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8:00-5:00 at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester.
Ruth A. Potee, MD will be the keynote presenter on the topic of the Physiology of Addiction and Opioid Use. She will explain the effects of opioid and other drug use on the brain, and present forceful arguments for long-term multi-faceted treatment models. The keynote will be followed by workshop sessions on a wide variety of topics of interest to criminal, juvenile, child welfare and mental health practitioners, including guardianship, appellate advocacy, hot topics in criminal defense and CAFL cases, complex issues in superior court practice, as well as updates on the latest in immigration and forensics. At midday, we will gather to hear remarks from Chief Counsel Anthony Benedetti. A boxed lunch will be served. The conference is approved for 6.5 CLEs.
Advance registration is required. Our annual conference fills up quickly, so please register early to ensure a seat. To register, please visit the Eventbrite Annual Conference registration page by clicking HERE.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact Bonnie Mullen at bmul...@publiccounsel.net.
The CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division is now accepting applications for its 3 day Civil Commitment Certification Training taking place November 2, 3 and 17, 2017. The training will be held at the Brockton CPCS office, 144 Main Street, 1st floor conference room on the following dates:
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
To apply, please click on the link to download the application here.
Deadline to submit the application is October 12, 2017.
Applicants to the program must be accepted prior to registering for the training.
For further information about the Mental Health Litigation Division Civil Commitment Certification Training process, please contact Joe Robinson at 617-910-5784, email@example.com or Paulette Marie at 617-910-5844, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Litigation Division Panel Members – Yahoo Group Membership:
Membership in the Mental Health Litigation Division Discussion Yahoo Group is a requirement for all attorneys on the MHLD Panel.
If you are not a member of the Yahoo group, you should join now. You will need a Yahoo account.
Some of you should have received an invitation to join this group if you are not currently a member. Please respond and complete the registration process as soon as possible.
Make sure you include an identifiable display name when you join or edit your membership.
MHLAC’s fall training is taking place on November 9, 2015 at MCLE in Boston. This year’s program is New Approaches to Treatment & Services for Persons with Co-Occurring Substance Use & Mental Health Disorders
You can find the agenda and registration here.
This program does not replace the requirement that all panel members must take the Mandatory Guardianship Training being offered by CPCS MHLD. See the CPCS Training Calendar for dates and locations for the Mandatory Guardianship Training.
The second CPCS Mental Health Litigation Division guardianship training is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Worcester County Registry of Deeds. You must register for this FREE training. Please use the following link to register and find a description of the event click here
Requests for appointment of appellate counsel in civil commitment, guardianship and substituted judgment cases should be sent to MHAppeals@publiccounsel.net and must include the following:
1. Notice of Appeal
2. Appeal Intake Form
3. Supporting documentation such as the order, motions and objections
Questions should be addressed to MHAppeals@publiccounsel.net.
The first CPCS guardianship training is scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Springfield Technical Community College. The training is free, but you need to register. A full description of the event and registration are available using the following link:
The UMASS Systems & Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) announced a new webinar series this week. Starting October 14 they will offer seminars on a variety of topics including:
- supports for transition-aged youth
- innovations in integrated care
- risk assessment
- mental health screening
- co-occurring disorders