Do You Have a PLAN?: How to Examine the Work and Testimony of Mental Health Experts in Family Law

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: July 19, 2018
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  • Adopt a Lawyer's Approach to Mental Health Experts
  • Employ Daubert-Related Factors Creatively
  • Apply the four-step PLAN Model
  • Sharpen Questions of Mental Health Experts
  • Focus Legal Arguments
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: July 19, 2018


Take this program by the author of Confronting Mental Health Evidence: A Practical PLAN to Examine Reliability and Experts in Family Law, Second Edition, to enhance your skills to organize, critique, and manage the work and testimony of mental health experts in your cases.

Mental health testimony impacts the outcome of many family law cases. But too often, family lawyers get stuck when trying to examine the work and testimony of mental health experts, and then when organizing their legal arguments based on that testimony.

This program was recorded on July 19th, 2018.

Provided By

American Bar Association


Dr. John A. Zervopoulos

Board Certified in Forensic Psychology
Psychology Law Partners

Dr. John A. Zervopoulos, a board certified forensic psychologist and lawyer, specializes in helping lawyers understand, critique, and use psychological materials and evidence in their cases. He combines his forensic psychology expertise with a lawyer’s eye to offer a unique service. With his aid, lawyers cut through confusing mental health materials and testimony and assertively address the mental health and legal reliability issues that impact their cases. As a result, lawyers clarify case themes, focus examinations of experts on questions that advance case goals, and sharpen legal arguments in court.

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