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Complex Trauma in Criminal Mitigation Defense

Presented by Mark Silver

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Course Description

Length: 1h 14min    Published: 6/9/2022    
Courts will accept any relevant information for the purpose of criminal sentencing. Therefore, it is crucial that attorneys during these criminal mitigation proceedings seek to humanize defendants and induce empathy for their clients. Understanding and effectively presenting complex trauma suffered on behalf of their clients is one of the core tools an attorney has incriminal mitigation. This program will provide an in-depth look at complex trauma commonly suffered by criminal defendants. The course will cover complex trauma as it relates to criminal mitigation, psycho-social evaluations, adverse childhood experiences, abuse and neglect, and the psychiatric consequences of complex trauma.
Learning Objectives
* Learn the purpose and legal basis for criminal mitigation
* Understand complex trauma as it relates to criminal mitigation
* Explore the various types of traumatic events defendants can endure and what impact they can have on a defendant's psyche.
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Speaker Q&A

How does this apply in juvenile court sentencing proceedings? Same theory as if in adult court?
- tyronef
Yes, complex trauma is the same for children but more immediate. Issues of judgment, cognition, and decision making may be more impaired so that they are not competent.
- Mark Silver

Presented By:

Mark Silver

225 Broadway, Suite 715, NY, NY 10007


Featured Reviews

"Learned a lot i can use in my practice. Well Done!"

   Barbara H

"Mr Silver gave a superb presentation of this critically important topic. "

   Kevin C

"Excellent. smooth flow. thorough explanations and connections. TY"

   Diane C

"Wonderful presentation that really hits home with a lot of lawyers. Clients that have suffered. Great job Mr. Silver."

   John K