Competency Evaluations in Immigration Court Proceedings: Matter of M-A-M Cases

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Course Description

This program was recorded on October 6, 2019

This course will provide the immigration defense attorney with an understanding of the mental health and evaluation issues for immigration clients who may require competency evaluations. These clients may already be in proceedings or may be held in an ICE detention center pending an outcome of the evaluation. Join attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver for an in-depth analysis of Matter of M-A-M Cases. 



  • Mark S. Silver
    Mark S. Silver is a lawyer and New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a doctorate in psychology and the author of Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome. Revised Sixth Edition. (2018). Since 2002, Mark has worked as a consultant for law firms throughout the United States conducting psychosocial evaluations and writing formal reports in forensic and mitigation immigration and criminal cases. He has worked with thousands of clients from about forty countries throughout the world on various individual, family, and mental health issues related to criminal conduct and deportation. He has also provided expert testimony in several dozens of these cases.

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      • 1 General Credit
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    1. Understand the major concerns in a competency hearing based on the Matter of M-A-M Case
    2. Identify the major challenges and evaluation issues for such clients
    3. Recognize the major psychiatric diagnoses and concerns with respect to such clients for these competency hearings
    4. Comprehend the major concerns encountering prosecutors claims of the client “Malingering,” that is, faking a psychiatric diagnosis

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