Learn to identify common substance use and mental health disorders in the legal community, become aware of the leading causes of chronic stress within the legal professional, and understand ARDC and ABA rules related to attorney competence and ethics.
Lawyers, like others in the helping professions, are at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue. Lawyers who are regularly exposed to human-induced trauma, are called on to listen with empathy to clients’ stories, have high caseloads, and have a high capacity for empathy may be especially susceptible to experiencing compassion fatigue. Understand what compassion fatigue is, why lawyers are vulnerable to it, professional hazards that contribute to it, and how to become a more resilient attorney. Learn methods to enhance or deplete professionals from a systemic viewpoint as well as coping strategies to minimize compassion fatigue and increase your health and well being.
Learn about identifying, addressing and resolving issues involving electronic health records in litigation. This includes obtaining records, discovery complications, ensuring record authenticity and provider knowledge of printed reports.
Learn about the basics of SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid, and waiver programs, and how to best protect your clients’ benefits, during this interactive session. What questions do you need to ask at intake to determine who can qualify for benefits? Who qualifies and what is the application process like for medical/ physical disabilities? Intellectual/ developmental disabilities? Mental illness? What happens if SSI/SSDI applications are denied? How do you apply for AABD (traditional Medicaid)? ACA (Obama Care Medicaid)? HBWD (Medicaid Buy In)?
Have you noticed more clients (or panicked adult-children) calling , wondering how the nursing home could possibly be sending your client home so soon – too soon? Instead of 100 days, are you seeing discharge happen routinely at day 10 or day 14 (if the client is lucky)? Medicare benefits have not changed, but hospitals and nursing homes have created (almost) impenetrable alliances. So, what’s changed – and how do you protect your client?
A Forbes article confirms that elder and long-term care is rapidly becoming one of the most daunting healthcare challenges of our day: “between 2015 and 2030, the number of people in the world aged 60 years or over is expected to grow by 56%, from just over 900 million to nearly 1.5 billion. By 2050, the global population of people older than 60 is expected to jump to two billion. In the United States, the number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double from roughly 50 million today to nearly 100 million by 2060”. This 30-minute program explores the impact to attorneys of this demographic change which is a defining issue of our time, including: the impact of the aging population; traditional estate planning practices; long-term care considerations; evaluating appropriate long-term care planning for your client; and coordinating long-term care strategies into an estate plan.
The definition of mental health facilities was greatly expanded by In re Linda B, a Illinois Supreme Court case with significance for hospitals and nursing facilities who treat persons with a diagnosis of mental health issues. Learn how to get a client into or out of a mental health facility and how to get court orders for medication or for the use of electro convulsive therapy (ECT), which is being used more often for persons who are elderly and diagnosed with depression.