VF&N’s criminal defense attorney, Bradley Marshall, will co-teach CLE on the representation of mentally ill defendants in criminal cases
March 9th and March 31st, 2021
Register Here: https://www.vacle.org/product.aspx?zpid=7147
The Virginia State Bar’s Rules of Professional Conduct form the backdrop of any attorney-client-based interaction. In their application to handling mentally ill clients, the Rules are instructive but often difficult to apply in challenging situations that a defense counsel may face.
How to determine where the ethical line is in dealing with your mentally ill criminal client can be difficult, especially when the line itself is in as much flux as your client’s mental status.
This seminar will discuss the Rules of Professional Conduct involved in challenging scenarios like these and how to navigate these difficult situations. The presenters will discuss how to handle difficult scenarios when you have a mentally ill client, but also take you through what your ethical obligations are when dealing with a mentally ill client.
About Bradley Marshall
Bradley Marshall is an attorney at Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, PC, in Manassas, where he leads the firm’s white collar and criminal defense section, is co-lead for their investigations section, and practices in the municipal law and civil litigation sections. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Prince William County for over a decade, where he specialized in prosecuting criminal street gang cases, violent crimes, firearms offenses, and mental health-related cases.
Mr. Marshall recently was appointed by the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors for a four-year term to the Community Services Board, which oversees mental health and behavioral health services. He is in his second term as President of the Prince William County Bar Foundation, is the Chairman of the Community Criminal Justice Board, and is past-President of the Prince William County Bar Association. He also serves on the Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Bench-Bar Relations and the State Bar’s renowned Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty. Mr. Marshall is on the legal faculty at the PWC Public Safety Academy, has lectured at Northern Virginia Community College as well as George Mason University, and regularly teaches continuing legal education courses on topics such as Constitutional Law, Mental Health Ethics, Specialty Dockets, Immigration Law, and Criminal Street Gang Laws. He is heavily involved in criminal justice reform at the local and state level, serving on the Evidence-Based Decision Making Policy Committee, as a member of the local DIVERT Committee on the mentally ill in the criminal justice system, and helped establish and implement Prince William County’s Mental Health and Veterans Treatment Dockets.
Mr. Marshall received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University. He is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Prince William, received the Potomac Local “Forty Under 40” Award in 2014, the County Executive Award for 2015, was in the inaugural class of Virginia’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” in 2016, and received the 2017 Prince William County Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award.