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Jan 132014
 

Mental Health Lawyers Association Courses in 2014

The association will be running a series of courses in 2014 in various locations around the country.

All courses carry CPD points, and will be run by leading mental health lawyers (including Mental Health Tribunal judges, Law Society MH panel assessors, Legal Aid Agency independent costs assessors and peer reviewers) by the MHLA for MHLA members. There will also be leading visiting speakers, including Psychiatrists and Barristers.

Long courses include:

2-day mandatory course for accreditation to the Law Society’s MH scheme.

This will be run at various locations throughout the year. The next one will be held on 12-13 February in Manchester

2-day Court of Protection course, 20-21 May, London

Short courses include:

Risk considerations for MHT and case preparation
27 May, Manchester
12 June, Leicester
16 October, Sussex
24 October, London

Psychiatric Diagnosis and medication
27 May, Manchester
12 June, Leicester
16 October, Sussex
24 October, London

Advocacy at Tribunal & Case preparation
25 March, Lewes
7 April, London
22 April, Bath
28 May, Manchester
5 August, Leicester

Case Law – The basics and Case Law – Restricted work
19 March, Lewes
22 April, Bath
28 May, Manchester
23 June, London
5 August, Leicester

Personal Safety
14 March, London
12 September, London

These courses will be between 1-4 hours long

We will also run some very short courses lasting no more than 1 hour on:

 EC1 Claims

 DVCVA

 Advance Decisions & the Code of Practice requirement for considering AD’s

 Transfer of patients within secure services

Further details about these courses, and how to make bookings, will be posted on the MHLA website in due course.