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A Unified Partnership: Attorneys & Mental Health Counselors

  • 01/24/2020
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Children's Services Council, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Adam D. Rossen Esq.

(Click here to find out more about Adam's Law practice)

Mentally ill or addicted patients that are also facing legal troubles need a multi-dimensional support system in order to have the best chance of success both inside and outside the courtroom. In my experience I’ve noticed that there is usually a lack of partnership and communication between attorney and mental health counselor/therapist that is often detrimental to both the patient and the court system.

This presentation is focused on giving you an in-depth overview of how the criminal justice system works for defendants. It will focus on:

    • The arrest process
  • Getting a person into mental health/drug court
  • Mental health/drug court process
  • Additional/different requirements for this population that regular defendants don’t face
  • Complying with mental health/drug court
  • Pitfalls of these specialized courts
  • The discrepancy between what may be best for the patient vs. what is best for the judge, and how more education can help remedy that.

Learning Objectives

  1. How to establish an effective partnership with your client’s attorney that will help his/her case.
  2. How to navigate the criminal justice system and develop an understanding of what your client is going through.
  3. Understand the pitfalls of the justice system/mental health court, and how serious misunderstandings/lack of education hurt your client’s case.
  4. How to provide additional services to your clients that will help their attorney get better results.

Adam D. Rossen Esq.

An award-winning attorney and former prosecutor with over 10 years of experience in both criminal and DUI law, Adam is a skilled lawyer who takes a multi-dimensional approach to get his clients the best results possible. 

Adam believes attorneys are named “counselors” for a reason: because their impact needs to go beyond the law. A high school basketball coach for over 10 years, Adam is a mentor and motivator who keeps his clients involved and on track all the way through so they'll continue to see long-term success well after their case is over.  He's successfully conducted over 50 jury trials and has handled hundreds of DUI, criminal and domestic violence cases.

A frequent lecturer, Adam regularly speaks on DUI and criminal law related topics at various institutions including DUI schools, Colleges and Universities, and a number of mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities.  

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