COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN OLDER ADULTS
On Demand Seminar
ITEM #:  1712541801   |   EVENT CODE:  260159    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
STANDARD PRICE
$125.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.

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To claim CLE credit, view by:  July 19, 2020

Note that Minnesota-licensed attorneys may earn up to 15 hours of their 45-hour requirement each reporting period by viewing on demand seminars. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

Cognitive Impairment, Mental Health and Addiction Issues in Older Adults

Originally presented:  April 20, 2016     |     Course length:  2.0 hours

Our profession and our clients are aging. Learn about cognitive impairment, mental health and addiction issues and the realities, risk factors and resources specific to older adults. While it is not our job to diagnose, what is our role, responsibility and opportunity? How do our biases govern our actions and behaviors? What if the issue is not with a client but with a colleague? The answers are seldom simple and never easy. Learn about the unique barriers to getting help in older adults, characteristics of older adult mental health, and the difference between dementia, grief and depression. In this program, presenters will first address the elimination of bias issues that arise in these situations. In the second half, presenters will also provide an ethical framework and practical guidance and resources for lawyers facing questions of impairment in older clients and colleagues.

First Hour Topics Include:

  • Introduction of presenters and overview of material 
  • The intersection of addiction, mental health and aging 
  • Addiction in older adults including alcohol, drugs and gambling 
  • Mental health issues in older adults, including depression, dementia and anxiety
  • Reaching out to an older adult, including clients, ethical considerations; suicide
  • Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and other resources 

Second Hour Topics Include:

  • Introduction of presenter and material 
  • Addiction and mental illness, generally – why is this an ethics issue? 
  • How impairment arises in representation, including families and other parties 
  • The role of the lawyer when a  client or party may be impaired: ethical issues. Applicable rules discussed in this section include 1.14, diminished capacity, 1.6, confidentiality, 1.6, communication, 1.16, declining or terminating representation, 1.2, scope of representation and allocation of authority, 2.1, lawyer as advisor
  • Lawyer Impairment: Rule 5.1, responsibilities of supervisory lawyers and 8.3, reporting professional misconduct 
  • Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers programs and services 

– Joan Bibelhausen; Executive Director, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
– David P. Fitch; The Elder Law Practice of David P. Fitch

$125

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 2.0 credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit and 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 2.0 credits.

Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.

STANDARD PRICE
$125.00
DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT, IF APPLICABLE.
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