Mental Health and Drug Issues in Divorce Cases

Date: April 27 2020 CLE Credits: 2 General

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Rebroadcast - April 27, 2020

  • 11:00-1:15pm PST / 12:00-2:15pm MST / 1:00-3:15pm CST / 2:00-4:15pm EST

Course Description

This program was recorded on February 19, 2020

Every family law practitioner will run into cases involving drug/alcohol use and abuse or mental illness. Given how common these issues are in family law cases, every family lawyer should know the basics of drug/alcohol use and abuse and how mental illness affects people suffering from it as well as the families of people dealing with these issues. This course will cover the basics of drug/alcohol use, as well as testing and expert testimony relating to drug and alcohol issues. The seminar will then discuss dealing with clients or opposing parties where mental health is a concern. There will be a brief discussion of the DSM V before diving into the characteristics of persons suffering from mental illness or personality disorders.  



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  • Kelly Burris
    Kelly L. Burris got into family law to help people instead of corporations. “I wanted to be able to help people get through these tough situations in their lives and do it the right way,” she said. Ms. Burris has settled and litigated complex custody cases and property cases involving multi-million dollar estates. She has also successfully litigated child custody relocation cases. Ms. Burris said those experiences allow her to inform her clients of the best possible options and do what is right for them in each case.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. Identifying Drug/Alcohol Issues in Cases
    2. Testing and Counseling
    3. Understanding drug and alcohol testing
    4. Identifying Mental Health Issues in Cases
    5. Reading the DSM-V
    6. Understanding Mental Health Disorders and Personality Disorders
    7. Tips for Dealing with Impaired or Mentally Ill clients
    8. Experts
    9. Litigation Tips

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