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  • Description

    Competency and mental health evaluations may be required for some immigration cases, whether they are in the midst of proceedings or being held in an ICE detention center. This CLE course will help immigration defense attorneys understand the challenges and issues regarding evaluations, and the concerns these raise based on the Matter of M-A-M case. The course will also identify major psychiatric diagnoses and how to counter prosecutors’ claims of malingering, or faking a diagnosis.

  • Instructor Bio

    Mark Silver

    Mark S. Silver is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mark has a Combined Specialist Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Mark also completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto, a post-graduate Certificate Program in Family Therapy at Smith College, and a Doctor of Psychology at the Southern California University for Professional Studies. In addition, Mark holds a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York, Queens College, and is admitted to practice law in New York.

    Mark is the author of "Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome." SIXTH Edition. (2017). Since 2002, Mark has worked as a consultant for law firms throughout the United States conducting psychosocial evaluations and writing formal reports in forensic and mitigation immigration and criminal cases. Mark has worked with clients from about forty countries throughout the world on various individual, family, and mental health issues related to criminal conduct and deportation. Mark has also provided expert testimony in several dozen of these cases.