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Navigating the Legal Minefield:
Ethical Responses to Subpoenas, Court Testimony,
& Other Legal Irritants

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Charlottesville VA
UVa Darden Event Center
1:00 - 4:00 -- 3 CE

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Navigating the Legal Minefield:
Ethical Responses to Subpoenas, Court Testimony,
& Other Legal Irritants

 Linda Ross, Esquire & Weare Zwemer, Ph.D.


I. Responding to Legally-Compelled Involvement in Court Cases

A. Considerations in responding

1. Legal leverage attorneys have
2.
HIPAA Constraints on Mental Health Professionals
3.
Ethical Obligations for Mental Health Professionals

B. Responding to Subpoenas Duces Tecum

1. What you can release to attorney and when to release it
2.
What you can file with the court

C. Responding to Witness Subpoena

1. Determining the Role the attorney has
2.
Defining your role
3.
Informal and Formal responses to the subpoena

 II. Understanding and Clarifying Your Role in the Court Case

A. Therapist
B.
Examiner
C.
Dealing with Confusing Court Orders

III. Testifying in Court

A. Establishing your role through “voir dire”
B. T
estimony as a Fact Witness
C.
Testimony as an Expert Witness
D. Staying in your lane

 

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This workshop offers Continuing Education (CE) credits in Ethics/Laws.
CE Certificates will be awarded at the completion of workshop attendance.
You may contact your state licensing board to confirm approval for license renewal.

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