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Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit

The workshops listed below have been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours each. As there are seven workshop slots during the conference, attorneys may be eligible for up to 10.5 CLE hours.

Attendance forms for Continuing Legal Education credits (CLEs) will be available in the conference registration area. There is a $5 filing fee required to receive an attendance form. Each conference attendee is responsible for completing his or her attendance form and returning it to the registration area at the end of the conference. Participants will receive certificates in the mail from the State Bar of Texas for CLEs. Attorneys from states other than Texas should contact their State Bar for information about the applicability of these credits in their state.

Dale Boam, J.D., Disability Law Center, Inc., Boston, MA. Workshop Title: Culturally Accessible Legal Advocacy for Deaf Clients

Ira Burnim, J.D., Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Workshop Title: Trying to Reform A Massive Children's System

Tim Clune, J.D., Disability Advocates. Workshop Title: Exploitation & Discrimination in New York

Dennis Feld, J.D. and Kim Darrow, J.D., Mental Hygiene Legal Services. Workshop Title: Death of the Least Restrictive Alternative

James Gottstein, J.D., The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights. Workshop Title: The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights: Progress and Directions

Aaryce Hayes, M.S.W., and Beth Mitchell, J.D., Advocacy Inc. Workshop Title: Controlling Your Treatment: Advance Directives

Regina Hill, J.D., Center for Public Representation. Workshop Title: Ethnic Psychopharmacology

Ellen Lawson, J.D., Neighborhood Legal Services. Workshop Title: The Crisis for Dually Diagnosed Adolescents: Overcoming Barriers to Finding Community Placements

Anne Lukito and Sherri Rita, J.D. Protection & Advocacy, Inc., California. Workshop Title: Special Education and Medicaid Advocacy for Children in Institutions

Sharon Masling, J.D., National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems (NAPAS), and Marianne Lado, J.D., NY Lawyers for the Public Interest. Workshop Title: Responding to the Supreme Court's Rollback of Civil Rights

Daniel J. McGlynn, J.D. and John G. Allelo, J.D., Law firm of McGlynn, Glisson & Koch, Baton Rouge. Workshop Title: Tardive Dyskinesia Litigation - "Somebody's Gotta Do It!"

Jacki McKinney, National People of Color Consumer/Survivor of Network; and Celia Brown, NARPA Board Member & Director of Peer Specialist Services, NYC Field Office of Mental Health. Workshop Title: A Dialogue on Cultural Competence

Beth Mitchell, J.D., Advocacy Inc. Workshop Title: Unreasonable Search and Seizure for Mental Health Treatment

Beth Mitchell, J.D. and Aaryce Hayes, M.S.W., Advocacy Inc., Austin, TX; and Jacki McKinney, National People of Color Consumer/Survivor of Network. Workshop Title: Restraint and Seclusion Reduction: Legal and Public Policy Strategies

David Popiel, J.D., Community Health Law Project NJ. Workshop Title: The Year in Fair Housing Law

Elizabeth Priaulx, J.D., National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems (NAPAS). Workshop Title: Olmstead and Access to Mental Health Services for Youth

Carolyn Salisbury, J.D., University of Miami Law School. Workshop Title: Not Seen and Not Heard: Children Committed to Institutions

Steven Schwartz, J.D., Executive Director, Center for Public Representation. Workshop Title: Litigation Strategies for Enforcing Medicaid's EPSDT Mandate for Children's Mental Health Services

Peter Stastny, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Tom Behrendt, J.D., Connecticut Legal Rights Project. Workshop Title: Strategies for Cross-Examining Psychiatrists in "Mental Health" Proceedings

Susan Stefan, J.D., Center for Public Representation. Workshop Title: Recent Developments in Mental Health Law

Susan Stefan, J.D., Center for Public Representation, and Steve Miccio, PEOPLe, Inc. Workshop Title: Psychiatric Emergency Services Project