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Regent University Law Review’s 31st Annual Symposium is designed to address mental health within the law. The three panels will discuss Mental Health Within the Legal Profession, Mental Health Within the Court System, and Mental Health Within Juvenile/Family Law. The Keynote address will discuss Mental Health and Capital Punishment. The Closing Remarks will address Mental Health and Sentencing.

Offering Six CLE Credits (Including Two Ethics)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Robertson Hall Moot Court Room and Law Library Atrium

Event Schedule:

8:15-8:45: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-10:10: Panel 1: Mental Health Within the Legal Profession

            John Berry, Esq., Florida Bar’s Legal Division Director

            Leonard Heath, Esq., President of the Virginia State Bar

            James Leffler, MS LPC, Clinical Director of Lawyers Helping Lawyers

            Mark C. Palmer, Esq., Professionalism Counsel for the Illinois Supreme Court

10:10-10:25: Break

10:25-11:50: Panel 2: Mental Health Within the Court System

            The Hon. John R. Doyle III, Presiding Judge Norfolk Circuit Court

            Emily Hedrick, Esq., Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar

            Dr. Kristen Hudacek, Psy. D., Director of Psychology and Pretrial Forensic Services at                            Eastern State Hospital

            The Hon. Joseph A. Migliozzi Jr., Presiding Judge Norfolk Circuit Court

            The Hon. Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi, Chief Judge Roanoke City General District Court

12:00-1:30 Banquet Lunch & Key Note Speaker: Mental Health and Capital Punishment

            Corinna Barrett Lain, Esq., S.D. Roberts & Sandra Moore Professor of Law, University                           of Richmond


1:45-3:10 Panel 3: Mental Health Within Juvenile/Family Law

            The Hon. Tanya Bullock, Presiding Judge Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic                                        Relations District Court

            Christianna Cunningham, Esq., Virginia Beach Associate City Attorney

            Kamala Lannetti, Esq., Virginia Beach Deputy City Attorney

            Julie E. McConnell, Esq., Clinical Law Professor & Director of the Children’s Defense                              Clinic, University of Richmond

            Leslee Tingle, Esq., Norfolk Public Defender

3:10-3:25 Break

3:25-4:20 Closing Remarks: Mental Health and Wrongful Convictions/Sentencing

            Mary Kelly Tate, Director of the Institute for Actual Innocence & Clinical Law                                            Professor, University of Richmond