Borderline Personality Disorder: Pre-Plea and Pre-Sentence Criminal Mitigation Strategies
In this timely and compelling CLE program, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver presents “Border Personality Disorder: Pre-Plea and Pre-Sentencing Criminal Mitigation Strategies”. Borderline Personality Disorder is among the most important mental health issues for lawyers. As many as 6% of the population carry the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. It’s important for the criminal defense lawyer to be able to recognize borderline personality disorder in clients and know when to refer the case for an evaluation and how to use aspects of this disorder for mitigation purposes. This program is a must for any attorney.
- Recognize the criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder as among the most important mental health diagnoses with criminal defendants
- Identify the challenges and obstacles of defending such clients
- Examine how the criteria of this disorder can serve as a direct defense and/or mitigating factors in the advocacy process