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See you at the State Bar of Georgia on Wednesday, March 14.
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Understanding Mental Illness: The Basics by Dr. Julie Rand Dorney, Peachtree Psychiatric Professionals, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia
10:00 AM-11:45 AM
Navigating Federal Laws and Claims, Parts I and II
Leigh Finlayson, Law Office of L. Burton Finlayson: Competency, Sell, Use & Funding of Experts
Gary Spencer, R. Gary Spencer, P.C.: Real-Life Dilemmas in Representing Mentally Ill Clients
Millie Dunn, Federal Defender Program, Inc.: Motions, Pretrial Notices, & Defenses
Nicole Kaplan, Federal Defender Program Inc.: Incompetent? What’s Next?
11:45 AM-12:15 PM
Special Guest: A View from the Bench by the Honorable Amy Totenberg, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
1:00 PM-1:15 PM
Updates and Announcements by Leigh Finlayson
1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Featured Speaker: Understanding Spectrum Disorders by Dr. Robert Cohen, Neurocognitive Consultants, Orlando, Florida
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Crossing Their Experts/Protecting Your Own by Brian Mendelsohn & Jeff Ertel, Federal Defender Program, Inc.
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Dr. Adriana’s All-Star Panel of Experts: Finding Resources & Solutions for Mental Health Issues, a discussion moderated by Dr. Adriana Flores, Flores Forensic & Clinical Psychology, LLC, and with these sparkling panelists:
Stephen P. Johnson, Federal Defender Program (and guru on the federal Bureau of Prisons and its mental health services)
Dr. Joseph Cubells, MD, PhD, Director of Medical and Adult Services at the Emory Autism Center (and Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine)
Jill Mays, MS, LPC, Assistant Director of the Office of Adult Mental Health at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)
Monica Patel, Attorney, Division of Developmental Disabilities at the Georgia DBHDD