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Protecting the Rights of Individuals in the Mental Health System

Wednesday June 26 , 2013

  • By: University Legal Services
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC
  • Contact:
    Andrea Procaccino
    University Legal Services
    (202) 547-0198 ext. 132

University Legal Services, the D.C. Protection and Advocacy program for individuals with disabilities, is pleased to announce our training:

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM

An Opportunity To Protect The Rights Of Isolated Individuals Whose Rights Are Violated In Institutional Settings And In The Community.

This training provides volunteer attorneys with an opportunity to advocate for individuals with mental health issues at St. Elizabeths Hospital, other local psychiatric wards and those living in the community. No particular expertise is required.

Attorneys will learn how to advocate for clients by representing them in the Department of Mental Health complaint process, filing grievances against psychiatric hospitals or community providers and appealing the responses when necessary. This is a relatively short term commitment. On average cases require between 10 and 30 hours of work.

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SUMMER ASSOCIATES!

June 26, 2013 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Lunch Provided

Please RSVP to Andrea Procaccino at afprocaccino@gmail.com or (202) 547-0198 ext. 132

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  • ALM

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