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 S. Silver is a lawyer and New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a doctorate in psychology and the author of Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome. Revised Sixth Edition. (2018). Since 2002, 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. He has worked with thousands of 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.