Clients and Attorneys with Mental Health Issues
Clients and Attorneys with Mental Health Issues



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Course Description

This program was recorded on January 18, 2019

Mental health issues are very prevalent in the legal community not only with attorneys but also with litigants. They can make difficult litigation even more challenging. This course will cover various issues related to mental health, including substantive abuse, depression, and various personality disorders. We will also discuss recognizing these issues in ourselves, our clients or even other attorneys and suggestions for addressing these issues. Finally, we will talk about dealing with high conflict individuals and how to respond when confronted with this in your practice.

Attorney Amy AllemannAmy Allemann
Amy Elizabeth Allemann is an associate attorney at Hale & Associates Family Law in Carlsbad. Ms. Allemann has been a practicing attorney in the state of California for over 15 years. She received her Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. In law school, she earned three prestigious American Jurisprudence Awards for academic excellence in Immigration Law, Professional Responsibility and Property.  Additionally, she was awarded the Corpus Juris Secondum award for both Property and Torts. During law school, she served as Staff Editor and Staff Writer for the California Western International Law Journal and the California Western Law Review. Amy Allemann has handled not only family law litigation but also complex civil litigation, business litigation and personal injury matters. She has partnered on trial teams for a multi-million-dollar construction defect cases, employment matters, business litigation, real estate, and HOA litigation, personal injury and contract cases. In the federal case Polanksi v. KLM Airlines she established a legal precedent on location of contract formation for purchasing online airline tickets. More recently, she was part of the trial team in the U.S. Grant v. APMCmatter where she helped to obtain a significant six-figure recovery of damages for the client as well as an attorney fee award in excess of three million dollars. In that same case, she drafted and argued the opposition to a Motion to Dismiss and then assisted in drafting a Petition for Writ of Mandate which resulted in published case law on the limitations of Sovereign Immunity for Native American tribes.

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  1. Depression
  2. Substance abuse
  3. Personality disorders
    1. Cluster A
    2. Cluster B
  4. High conflict individuals in Court as clients or counsel
    1. Cluster C
  5. Dealing with clients with mental health issues
  6. Dealing with attorneys with mental health issues
  7. Ethical and practical suggestions