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Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: A Guide for Legal and Healthcare Professionals

Product ID: AE0440_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-607-6

Essential information for judges, lawyers, mental health professionals Written by Wisconsin judges, a court commissioner, a doctor specializing in neuroscience, and numerous experienced attorneys who represent people with mental health issues on a regular basis, with a Preface written by a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, the Guide can help you better prepare to advocate for your clients. Read More ↓

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Essential information for judges, lawyers, mental health professionals Written by Wisconsin judges, a court commissioner, a doctor specializing in neuroscience, and numerous experienced attorneys who represent people with mental health issues on a regular basis, with a Preface written by a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, the Guide can help you better prepare to advocate for your clients. Read More ↓

344+pp, 1st Edition 2020-21 

Summary of Contents

  1. Introduction: Mental Disorders and the Law
  2. Involuntary Civil Commitments
  3. Chapter 980 Commitments
  4. Guardianships    
  5. Representing Youth with Mental Health Issues
  6. Mental Health and Criminal Law
  7. Legal Duties and Responsibilities of Mental Health Professionals
  8. Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness and Intellectual Disabilities
  9. Benefits for People with Mental Disabilities
  10. Treatment Courts

Index

State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® is the premier publisher of practice guides and handbooks for Wisconsin's attorneys, written by Wisconsin's attorneys. PINNACLE relies on the expertise and contributions of volunteers from within the State Bar of Wisconsin membership to help develop and deliver timely, relevant information to assist Wisconsin's attorneys provide the highest-quality representation and service.

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  • Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Civil Litigators
  • Corporate
  • Private Practice Attorneys
  • Judges and Court Commissioners
  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Government Attorneys
  • Health Law Attorneys/li>
  • School Attorneys and
  • Minor and Adult Guardians ad Litem
  • Public Interest and Civil Rights Attorneys
  • Juvenile Courtrooms and Caseworkers
  • Treatment Court
  • Tribal Courts

Mental Health professionals that will benefit:

  • School Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Local Health Departments
  • Substance Abuse Counselors

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