Capacity FOR JUSTICE

Ethical Issues in Forensic Evaluations 2017

  • 08 May 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker, Kerrville, Texas 78028

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  • Workshop speakers or DSHS employees provided by Billy James

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Ethical Issues in Forensic Evaluations 2017

May 8, 2017


Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center

2033 Sidney Baker

Kerrville, Texas 78028


8 Ethics hours of professional development for Psychologists; 8 CME Medical ethics Credits; 8 contact hours of Continuing Social Work Education; 8 Credit Hours (4 of which are ethics) for attorneys



Conference Agenda
 8-9:30

Ethical Concerns in Conducting Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations
Mary Alice Conroy, Ph.D., ABPP

9:30-9:45

BREAK

9:45 -11:15

The Insanity Standard in Texas:  History and Caselaw
Floyd L. Jennings, J.D., Ph.D.

11:15 - 12:15

Defense Attorney Issues in Competency and Sanity Cases
Staci Biggar, J.D.

12:15 - 1:15 LUNCH - on your own 
1:15-2:45

Insanity: Report Writing and Practical Concerns in Examinations
Maureen Burrows, M.D.

2:45 - 3:00

BREAK

3 - 4:30

Collaboration of Experts and  Attorneys: Case Law
Hilary Sheard, J.D.

4:30-5:30

Panel: Intersecting Roles of Attorneys and Experts
Jennings, Biggar, Burrows, Sheard



Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this program, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 areas of ethical concern in conducting competency evaluations
  2. Define Insanity as contained in Texas Law
  3. Identify case law relevant to the insanity plea
  4. Describe 3 practical and ethical issues defense attorneys encounter in cases involving competency and sanity
  5. Describe principle elements to include in sanity reports
  6. Identify ethical methods and considerations in conducting sanity examinations
  7. Describe 3 areas on which case law impacts the collaboration of attorneys and experts
  8. List 4 best practices for collaborations of attorneys and experts

 


Pricing

Before 4/25/17
$225 ($200 for DSHS Psychiatrists and Psychologists)

After 4/25/17
$250 ($200 for DSHS Psychiatrists and Psychologists)

Student Rate
$75

Notebook Only: $40 

Continuing Education Information:

Continuing education credit/contact hours for this event are provided by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and include the following: 

Continuing Medical Education: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service and Capacity for Justice. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service for 8 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Social Workers: The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service under sponsor number CS3065 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (https://dshs.texas.gov/socialwork) to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service expires annually on December 31. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Continuing Education Service has awarded 8 contact hour(s) of Continuing Social Work Education.
This course has been designated by The Texas Department of State Health Services for 8 contact hours of education in professional ethics and social work values.

Professional Development hours for psychologists for this activity are approved by the Texas Psychological Association, and include:

Psychologists: 8 ethics hours of endorsed professional development for psychologists. This activity is approved by Texas Psychological Association. TPA is an approved provider of professional development approved by Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists to offer professional development for psychologists.

MCLE: This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 8 credit hours, of which 4 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

 

 


HOTEL INFORMATION:

Reserve a room at the YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center at the state rate of $89.00 per night until April 9, 2017. Contact the Y.O. Ranch Hotel directly at (830) 257-4440 or toll free at (877) 967-3767. Be sure to ask for the “Forensic Networking Conference” rates when calling for reservations!


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Capacity FOR JUSTICE

1464 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 401

Cedar Park, TX 78613


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