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Please join author Linda Tashbook for a discussion of her book Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law: A Practical Handbook, recently published by Oxford University Press and intended to serve as a go-to household reference throughout the life cycle of an adult with mental illness. When someone is diagnosed with a mental illness, she/he becomes endowed with certain legal rights and burdened with distinct legal pressures. To make sense of these rights and burdens, the book is organized into five broad parts representing areas of law that apply to adult life: health law, criminal law, employment law, consumer law, and the legal issues associated with death.
Linda Tashbook is a long-time law librarian and adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is also a lawyer, vice-president of NAMI FAMILIAS Pittsburgh East, past winner of the Pennsylvania Pro Bono Award for volunteer legal services, and the family member of someone with a serious episodic mental illness.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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