CLE Workshops for Lawyers - Continuing Legal Education - Trainings for Judges
Get the latest information to help you win, get your fees, and get your clients the rights & benefits they deserve.
Upcoming Continuing Education Workshops
Dec. 10: Demonstrating Disability After Brain Injury: New Science,
Registration is closed.
The right science-based questions to ask an expert witness, or the right evidence-based assessments to document a disability claim can make the difference between a claim paid and a claim denied. We teach you what to ask.
Dates & Locations
In Colorado: Dec. 10, 2010 12:30 pm-4:30 pm, CO.
To get information on future workshops, call 303.669.8528 or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with this information: Name, firm & address, phone, type of practice you have (e.g., disability law, plaintiff's attorney, insurance defense), and where you heard about the the workshop. We'll send you payment information (Paypal, credit card, or checks accepted).
December 2-3, 2010: Know When Your Clients Can Make Decisions for Themselves:
Science & Ethics in Capacity and Competency
In healthy aging, seniors should have full decision-making capacity, for financial and medical decisions. If a senior (or younger adult) has Alzheimer’s, stroke, or other neurological conditions, however, they may not have full capacity. Unscrupulous family members or scammers intent on committing financial abuse may take advantage of seniors with such brain disorders. Furthermore, many neurological problems in seniors are progressive, with early and intermediate stages in which the person may have some mental capacities fully intact, but be impaired in other areas. Some conditions that appear to be dementia are in fact temporary or reversible conditions, so legal intervention is not appropriate. To complicate matters, some psychologists who do capacity assessments may not provide information that is specific enough for courts to distinguish capacity in one domain or another. I will cover the latest evidence-based tools for assessing decision-making capacity, including how psychologists can decide when decision-making is spared in one domain but impaired in a different domain. I will go over the key questions to ask to get the information you need from psychologists doing assessments. Finally, I will discuss how vulnerability to financial exploitation may be an early sign of impaired capacity.Dates & Locations
|Disability Following Brain Injury: Training for Administrative Law Judges, December 7, 2009, Denver Region Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration, Denver, CO (with VTC participation from CO Springs, Salt Lake City, UT, Cheyenne, WY, Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Fargo, ND offices).|