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Representing a client with mental illness can present significant challenges for lawyers and judges.  And decades of cutbacks to mental health budgets have resulted in limited services throughout Chicago and Cook County, making this an even greater challenge for the entire legal community.

Learn about how lawyers can better assist clients with mental health issues and the resources that are available.  Topics covered will include how the criminal justice system handles mentally ill detainees, the mental health pilot program in the Circuit Court of Cook County, diversionary programs for those with mental health issues and law enforcement training in assisting the mentally ill.  

Opening Remarks:
Thomas J. Dart
, Cook County Sheriff

Matthew Davison
, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission 
Alexa James, Executive Director, Chicago Office of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Hon. Sharon Sullivan, Presiding Judge, County Division, Circuit Court of Cook County 

John W. Whitcomb
, Monahan Law Group, LLC; Chair, CBA Mental Health and Disability Law Committee

Program cost:
CLE Advantage Members/Law Students: $0
CBA Member: $80
Non-member: $120

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11/14/2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Webcast Chicago, IL 60604 UNITED STATES

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Experience Level: Intermediate
MCLE Credit: 1.5 IL MCLE Credits
Event Type: Seminar

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