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Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids in Bristol County

Health Law Advocates’ Mental Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) for Kids improves the health and educational success of children with unmet mental health needs at risk for possible or further court involvement, by providing legal assistance to improve access to needed mental health services.  MHAP for Kids legal services are provided to families by staff attorneys who are based in Family Resource Centers across the state.  Join us for a discussion and Q&A with MHAP’s Staff Attorney for Bristol County to learn more about the program.


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Raising Competency in Juvenile Court

1.5 CLE: Del, YAD Appeals, MH
1.0 CLE: Adult Crim., Adult Crim.  Appeals


Join us for a discussion on the law of competency, how to raise the issue, what are the red flags, and legal issues you should be aware of. We will also focus on some of the specific issues we see in juvenile court. (Please note: this is one of the required modules for those required as part of juvenile certification)


Presenters: Barbara Kaban and Wendy Wolf


To register:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1812614594814232065

 After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

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Representing Veterans: Much More than Diversion & Treatment Courts

CLE:  1.5 for Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, CAFL; 1 for Mental Health Litigation

This webinar will be led by Jason Thomas, the Veterans Program Coordinator for the Trial Court, who is a veteran himself (a current reservist) and a former public defender.


This training will enable participants to identify and understand the resources available to veteran clients, with a particular focus on accessing the resources provided by the federal department of Veterans Affairs and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services. Mr. Thomas will also provide an overview of the military in general and transitioning out of the military, and will discuss diversion options and the Veterans’ Treatment Courts.

Representing Veterans: Much More than Diversion & Treatment Courts
June 4, 2020, 1pm to 2:30 pm
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Representing Clients in End-of-Life Cases: What, Why, and How

Curious about the recent MHLD listserv discussion on end-of-life issues?
Do you want to learn more about what respondent’s counsel should be doing in these cases?

Join us for a webinar that includes a presentation by MHLD Staff Attorney Paulette Marie on the law and practice for DNR/DNI casesincluding informed consent, substituted judgment, and other important principles for counsel’s zealous representation. This will be followed by interactive breakout sessions where we will discuss a brief fact pattern you will receive in advance.

You will learn about, or refresh your knowledge of,the fundamentals of these cases and hone your analytic skills in the interactive breakout discussions by brainstorming with your colleagues.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdOygqDwoE9wCk0ZCkdGidQZEtN5LxMpC

This webinar is eligible for 2 MHLD credits—you must participate in the lecture and breakout discussion groups. Registration is limited.

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The Zen of Happy Lawyering

Stress Management by Shawn Healy, Ph.D, of LCL
Followed by: Hot Topics in SORB and SDP (2 break-out groups)

NOTE: 2 CLE credits for SORB panel, SDP Panel, Adult Criminal Trials, MH, and YAD;
1 CLE for CAFL and Post-Conviction Panels.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (2:00-4:00) Webinar

[Hour 1 – All Attendees]
Stress Management by Shawn Healy, Ph.D, of LCL
[Hour 2 – SDP Panel]
Hot Topics in SDP
[Hour 2 – SORB Panel]
Hot Topics in SORB


Note that this webinar consists of two 1-hour sessions– all attendees will attend Stress Management from 2pm-3pm, and then will split out to breakout groups for the Hot Topics session for their practice area from 3pm-4pm.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdemvrT0iEt3Rcl8mNR9Sot2esfcpdXLC


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Appealing the Denial of COVID-19 Related Motions

This webinar will ​prepare attorneys ​to appeal the denial of COVID-19 ​related motions.  It will cover ​what to consider in deciding whether to appeal, how to appeal, and ​when​ the case ​should be referred to the post-conviction panel. It will cover appealing the denial of bail petitions, MRCP 29 Motions to Revise and Revoke;  MRCP 31 Motions for Stay of Execution of Sentence; Motions for funds for a social worker; and the filing of 211/3 petitions for extraordinary relief.

Attendance at this webinar qualifies for 1.5 CLE for the following panels:  Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, YAD/Juvenile and YAD/Juvenile Appeals.

It qualifies for 1 CLE for the MHLD panel.


To register for our webinar on Zoom, please use the link below: