Many lawyers face the dilemma of representing clients with compromised capacity on diverse legal matters. Understanding whether clients have capacity is a key feature of legal practice. This seminar will provide insights by a psychogeriatrician and legal academic on when to query capacity, how to assess, when to refer for a medical assessment, and how to sensitively manage this issue in legal practice.
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Intermediate level lawyers engaged in the practice of: family law, elder law, mental health law, trusts, wills and estates.
|Live Web Stream||27 September|
|Professor Kate Diesfeld
Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
Kate is a member of the California State Bar. She represented people with disabilities in Los Angeles and in England. Kate supervised the Kent Law Clinic (Mental Health and Learning Disability) at Kent Law School in England. She was the Director of the National Centre for Health Law and Ethics at AUT. At the University of Waikato School of Law, Kate was the Associate Dean of Research. She co-edited Involuntary Detention and Therapeutic Jurisprudence (2003) and Elder Law in New Zealand (2013). Kate chairs AUT’s Ethics Committee.
|Dr Mark Fisher
Service Clinical Director for Liaison Psychiatry and Mental Health Services for Older People, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland
Mark has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Leader in mental health services in NZ and the UK for over 20 years. His interests are in dementia, provision of mental health services, mental health law and ECT.
If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute - to correctly assign CPD credit, CLE must be notified in advance. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.