CLE Workshops for Lawyers - Continuing Legal Education
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Upcoming Continuing Education Workshops on Capacity & Competency
July 29: Brain Injury Differentiated from Psychopathy & Substance Abuse: Competency to Stand Trial & Sentencing OptionsProgram Highlights
Golden, CO, July 29, 2011, open to staff of the Golden Public Defender's Office.
June 24: Decision-making Capacity in Developmental Disabilities: Protecting Your Child in the Transition to AdulthoodDate & Location
Tacoma, WA, June 24, 2011, 2-5 pm. Registration is closed.
Jan. 11, 2012: Diminishing Capacity or Healthy Aging? Issues in Understanding Decisional Capacity in the ElderlyProgram Highlights:
Most seniors remain neurologically healthy and maintain decision-making savvy as they age. For those who begin to lose mental capacity, however, it rarely happens suddenly. Far more common is a long period of gradual cognitive decline, ultimately resulting in a state in which the person can't function well or make decisions well. Unfortunately, in the early stages of dementia, although the person does not lack full decisional capacity, they may be more vulnerable to exploitation, or simply to making poor decisions. There are also many conditions (depression, and medication side-effects) that result in some cognitive decline, but which are completely reversible, and no one in such a situation should have their decision-making rights taken away. We'll discuss a bit of the science on aging and cognitive decline, and focus on how one can navigate this grey area in legal cases involving decision-making capacity. Date & Location
The Clarion, Colorado Springs, Jan. 25, 2012, 8:00 am, El Paso County Probate Section.
For upcoming Continuing Education Workshops in other areas of neuroscience & the law, click here.
Recent Continuing Education Workshops on Capacity & Competency
For recent Continuing Education Workshops in other areas of neuroscience & the law, click here.