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Undue Influence and Professional Misconduct

Total Credits: 3.0 CLE, 3.0 Ethics

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Mental Health and Elder Law
Original Program Date:
Jun 17, 2021


Professionals are at risk of allegation of undue influence and related manipulation claims. This seminar raises consciousness of the problem, offers tips on avoidance, and identifies methodologies and limitations of proof.

What You’ll Learn:

1. How claims of undue influence and associated forms of manipulation arise in situations of professional misconduct involving physicians, lawyers and fiduciaries
2. Misconduct of professionals who abuse their positions for sexual and financial gain
3. The uses and limitations of psychological and cognitive testing in these cases

Presented by: Elder Law/Mental Health/Special Needs Law Section


Gary B Strickland, Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek PLC

Bennett Blum, M.D., internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry
Daniel Martell, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, former president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Renée Sorrentino, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School