Mental Health Diversion: An Overview of the Legal Guidelines and Requirements
The criminal justice system in California has undergone several reforms over the past decade. As part of these reforms, there has been more emphasis on providing care and treatment to defendants with mental illness rather than incarcerating them in jail or prison. In...
MCAT Accommodations: 6 Questions Students Have About Academic Accommodations
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for most medical schools in the United States and Canada. The test was developed and is administered by the Association of American and Medical Colleges (AAMC). The goal of the test is to help admission offices...
Immigration Hardship Evaluations: 5 Questions Applicants Have About Hardship Evaluations & Waivers
If you are trying to get a visa or green card but are blocked due to inadmissibility, you can apply for an I-601 or I-601A waiver based on the extreme hardship that a qualified relative will experience if you are not admitted to the United States. Attorneys will...
VAWA Evaluations: 7 Common Questions Applicants Have About VAWA Evaluations and Petitions
There are several immigration waivers and petitions that individuals can apply for in order to become legal permanent residents in the United States. We have a detailed blog post that goes over the seven immigration cases where you might need a psychological...
LSAT Accommodations: Everything You Need to Know About Academic Accommodations on the LSAT
The Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is required for most law schools in the United States and Canada. The test was created and managed by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The goal of the test is to assess the skills necessary for success in the first year...
Alcohol-Induced Blackout: How Does Alcohol Impact Memory?
Alcohol-induced blackout is a topic that comes up often in the criminal justice system. It’s not unusual for defendants to have no memory of their behaviors while they were under the influence of alcohol. A common question that arises is “How could have a defendant...
California Bar Exam Accommodations: 9 Questions Bar Applicants Have About Academic Accommodations
The process of becoming an attorney is challenging but very rewarding for those who are able to graduate from law school and pass the Bar exam. For students who have a learning disability, neurological condition, or mental health condition, that process can be even...
Violence Risk Assessments: A Guide to Evaluating Violence Risk in Criminal Cases
Violence risk assessments are becoming more common in the criminal justice system. Forensic psychologists are conducting these evaluations on behalf of the court, defense attorneys, and probation and parole departments. Violence risk assessments are used in a variety...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Evaluating Trauma In Personal Injury Litigation
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychological conditions that's reported by plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Historically, courts didn’t entertain the possibility that a plaintiff could experience emotional damages due to an event...
What’s a Neuropsychological Evaluation? Everything You Need to Know Before Your Appointment
Our practice specializes in conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. We get a lot of questions from clients regarding what a neuropsychological evaluation is and what we do. The goal of this blog post is to provide some basic information about...
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