Mental Disability Law, Evidence, and Testimony

A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges, and Mental Disability Professionals


Author: John Parry,Eric York Drogin

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318324

Category: Law

Page: 467

View: 3750

Guides lawyers, judges, law students, and forensic and other mental disability professionals through the maze of civil and criminal laws, standards, and evidentiary pitfalls, and forensic practices that characterize this area of the law.

Mental Disability, Violence, and Future Dangerousness

Myths Behind the Presumption of Guilt


Author: John Weston Parry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442224053

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

View: 6353

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this book documents and explains how, when and why adults and children with mental disabilities—including those with sexual disorders— who are perceived to be a future danger to others, the community, or themselves have become the most stigmatized, abused, and mistreated group in America, and what should be done to correct the resulting injustices. The author identifies and analyzes the key factors that should be understood when lawyers, judges, mental health professionals, policymakers, legislators, advocates, forensic experts, professors and their students consider the legal, treatment and policy decisions that affect this highly stigmatized group of people.

Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law

A Practical Handbook


Author: Linda Tashbook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190622229

Category: Law

Page: 504

View: 7518

When a loved one with mental illness comes into contact with the law, trying to advocate for them can be an overwhelming and frustrating endeavor. Mental illness adds a layer of complexity to legal processes, and the justice system can be downright bewildering, even for the most well-intentioned. How can families find out if their loved one is being mistreated or ignored, and how can they make sense of their rights under various laws and regulations? Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law offers the nuts-and-bolts legal information and problem-solving steps families need. This accessible resource explains how common legal issues uniquely impact people with various forms of mental illness and what family members can do to help. Readers will learn how to - help protect a loved one's job, housing, or medical care - participate in hearings about guardianship, involuntary commitment, bankruptcy, and more - assist in making financial arrangements - navigate federal laws surrounding the Family and Medical Leave Act, HIPAA, disability claims, and workers' compensation - steer criminal proceedings away from jail and toward treatment Beyond the legal system, this book also guides readers in interacting with officials and authorities, lobbying for better laws, and working with local governments towards improving policies that affect those with mental illness. Complete with real-world examples, Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law provides practical advice and eases the feelings of isolation that often accompany loving someone with mental illness.

Disability Discrimination Law, Evidence and Testimony

A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Disability Professionals


Author: John Parry

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604420128

Category: Law

Page: 703

View: 5940

This book covers employment, state and local government, public accommodations, telecommunications, housing and zoning, education, and criminal and civil institutions. It addresses practical ways to maximize the benefits of the client-lawyer relationship, including potentially divisive questions surrounding the need for accommodations and the ethical duties of lawyers to clients with disabilities. Also discusses expert evidence and testimony in disability discrimination cases. Includes numerous appendices to assist you in your research of disability discrimination cases.

Handbook on mental disability law


Author: John Parry,F. Philips Gilliam,American Bar Association. Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn


Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 8690