Borderline Personality Disorder for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Presented by Mark Silver

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Course Description

Length: 1h 1min    Published: 3/4/2017    
In this course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver delves into criminal mitigation strategies for the client suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder is among the least understood, and yet perhaps the most important mental health issues for criminal defense lawyers. As many as 6% of the population carry the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the criteria for this mental health issue provide profound understanding regarding the criminal defendant's decision-making, behaviors and conduct, emotional instability, erratic conduct, impulsivity, depression and low self-esteem, and related matters. It is crucial 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/or how to use aspects of this disorder for mitigation purposes.

Learning Objectives:
I. Understand the criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder as among the most important mental health diagnoses with criminal defendants
II. Identify the challenges and obstacles of defending such clients
III. Recognize how the criteria of this disorder can serve as a direct defense and/or mitigating factors in the advocacy process

Learning Objectives
* Understand the criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder
* Identify the challenges and obstacles of defending a client with Borderline Personality Disorder
* Recognize how the criteria of this disorder can serve as a direct defense and/or mitigating factors in the advocacy process

Speaker Q&A

Presented By:

Mark Silver

225 Broadway, Suite 715, NY, NY 10007

915.608.1346

marksilver1@cs.com

Featured Reviews

"Excellent. Very informative and well-delivered lecture."

   James C

"This was really a fascinating course, and the instructor seems like he me the authority on the subject. I have enjoyed all the classes I've taken with Lex Vid."

   Mark W

"I was impressed with his knowledge of borderline personality disorder and how to go about explaining the disorder to someone who does not."

   Brini Z

"Well done. Speaker was very knowledgeable."

   Daniel B