Mental Health Examinations in Litigation

The Litigation and Solo & Small Firm Practice Sections of the Barristers Club present

A Beginner’s Guide to Mental Health Examinations in Litigation

Date Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Sean McHenry
McHenry Law Firm
Rachel Rivers
Bledsoe, Diestel, Treppa & Crane


 Emily McGrath
Lawless, Lawless & McGrath

This seminar will address the nuts and bolts of pre-trial/arbitration hearing mental health examinations of plaintiffs. Participants will hear both the defense and the prosecution’s perspectives on when a plaintiff may be required to undergo a mental health examination and the permissible scope of such an examination. Participants will also hear about real-life cases and the role of the plaintiff’s mental health examination in the outcome of the litigation.


  • Under what circumstances can plaintiffs be required to undergo a mental health examination?
  • Guidance regarding the logistics of setting up such an examination
  • Information about what happens in these examinations
  • Discussion of how the results of these examinations are used at trial or in an arbitration hearing
  • The attorneys’ take on how the jury or arbitrator responded to the mental health examination information

Section Co-Chairs

Gabriela Kipnis, Conrad Metlitzky Kane & Carole Okolowicz, Carlson, Calladine & Peterson

Event Code: B211442

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MCLE Notice

To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103


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5/4/2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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