Navigating the Complexities of Mental Health Cases

Navigating the Complexities of Mental Health Cases
Mental health law is rapidly changing. Learn techniques for handling mental health cases during this 2 1/2 day seminar designed for prosecutors of all levels. Some of the topics to be covered include deconstructing forensic evaluations, challenging clinical conclusions, diagnoses, expert witnesses, diversion programs, collaborative courts, and restoration to sanity or competency.

For those needing a refresher prior to the seminar, the mental health series of webinars is available in CDAA’s Webinars On Demand Library (Mental Health Diversion, Murphy Conservatorships, MDOs, and PC 1026.5 NGI Extension).

This seminar is funded by a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

Date & Location

January 27-29, 2020
Embassy Suites La Jolla, San Diego

Technical Advisor

L.D. Louis, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County

Topics & Agenda

Deconstructing forensic evaluations, Challenging clinical conclusions, Diagnoses, Expert witnesses, Diversion programs, Collaborative courts, Restoration to sanity or competency

Click HERE for agenda.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Seminar materials will be available electronically only (and for registered attendees only). Printed materials will NOT be distributed at the seminar.

MCLE Credit

This seminar is certified for 15 hours of general MCLE credit. (Actual credit will depend upon the final agenda.)


Click HERE to reserve your room at the Embassy Suites La Jolla. To receive the special CDAA rate of $125/night (+ taxes), make your reservation by Friday, January 10, 2020. You may also call 1-800-362-2779 for reservations and use the group code XCD. 

Complimentary basic internet is available for Hilton Honors members. For non-Hilton Honors members, the fee for standard Wi-Fi is $12.95/day. Click HERE to join the Hilton Honors program.

The Embassy Suites has a 72-hour cancellation policy.

Parking and Shuttle

The Embassy Suites La Jolla is approximately 15 miles from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). Shared rides through Super Shuttle are less than $20 each way. Reservations can be made at 

Overnight self-parking at the Embassy Suites is discounted to $18/day. Daily self-parking is discounted to $6/day.


Registration by January 13, 2020 will qualify for the early registration rate of $225. All registrations received after this date will be at the regular registration rate of $265. 

Cancellations must be received in writing by January 13, 2020 to avoid the $50 administrative cancellation fee.

Please see CDAA’s Cancellation Policies and General Registration Information by clicking HERE


A limited number of travel scholarships are available for this seminar. Click HERE for a scholarship request form. All requests must be submitted by Friday, December 20, 2019.

CDAA Contact

Regan Steele, Training Consultant, 
1/27/2020 8:00 AM - 1/29/2020 12:00 PM
Embassy Suites La Jolla 4550 La Jolla Village Drive San Diego 92122

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