This course examines criminal mitigation in the instance of white-collar and middle-class defendants. Here, attorneys who may represent white collar criminal defendants gain an understanding of both the purpose and scope of mitigation. Additionally, viewers are introduced to several methods by which outside, complementary resources can be used to supplement a representation. Attorney Mark Silver also addresses how to avoid other common issues, such as mental health issues and challenges regarding prejudices by the prosecution.
I. Understand the purpose and scope of criminal mitigation for a white collar defendant
II. Address the varying mental health issues that arise in a white-collar case
III. Identify and address key prejudices and assumptions made by the prosecution
IV. Recognize the mitigation distinctions between different types of criminal defendants
MARK SOLOMON SILVER is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has a Combined Specialist Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. He has also completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto, a post-graduate Certificate Program in Family Therapy at Smith College, and a Doctor of Psychology at the Southern California University for Professional Studies. In addition, Mark holds a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York, Queens College, and is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Additionally, Mark has published more than a dozen papers on forensic social work and mental health practice in criminal and immigration consultation for attorneys in various academic and practice journals, and has lectured on various aspects of these subjects. Mark is the author of Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome. Revised Fifth Edition. (2015).
For the past ten years, Mark has worked as a consultant for law firms throughout the United States conducting psychosocial evaluations and writing formal reports in forensic and mitigation immigration and criminal cases. To date, Mark has worked on more than 1000 such cases in forensic immigration and criminal practice and consultation. He has worked with clients from about forty countries throughout the world on various individual, family, and mental health issues related to criminal conduct and deportation. He has also provided expert testimony in several dozen of these cases.
This presentation was quite thorough and the outline and checklist style of handouts and thought processes help me as I take on criminal cases after almost 30 years in civil litigation. Thank you!
Excellent use of time, practical, comprehensive info.
very good written materials
It was very informative
Excellent, but the topic merited more time than allowed.
Great pace, excellent transitions between topics, good hooks to keep the viewer interested.
Mark did a heck of a job. Very well done.
Useful information for anyone needing to understand their particular client and how best to present him/her.
Very well organized and presented program. Thank you!
Very informative and well done.
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