The Missouri Bar 2012 Solo and Small Firm Conference

Substantive/Ethics Law Program

Thursday, June 7th * 10:00 - 11:10 a.m. * Location: Short Creek 3 & 4

Ethical Responsibilities When Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity Due to Drugs, Alcohol, or Mental Health Issues

Speakers:Dr. Deborah Doxsee, PhD. and Sara Rittman 

Moderator: Jack Lewis

Dealing with clients with diminished capacity can be very difficult. The rules provide limited latitude in some circumstances. This session will address what is meant by diminished capacity and options that are and are not available in these situations.