To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
By Starnes, Jane. Texas District & County Attorneys Association. c2005.
Published by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, this volume is written for prosecutors to help them understand the various mental defenses available in Texas law. It will help the prosecutor "to assess when a defendant's mental illness meets the legal definition of insanity and when it does not." It also provides guidance on appropriate punishment for the defendant with mental illness.
KFT 480 S72
Representing the mentally ill offender : An evaluation of advocacy alternatives
By Texas. Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense. 2010.
In the fall of 2008, the Task Force on Indigent Defense began a two-year long review of the defense models utilized by attorneys advocating for mentally ill defendants. The Task Force’s evaluation report describes the objectives, methodology, and findings in relation to the topic of specialized justice system for those suffering from mental illness and draws conclusions about emerging roles for the defense community in improving legal and therapeutic outcomes for people with mental illness.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KFT 480 R47
» Federal/General Titles
Civil mental disability law, evidence and testimony : A comprehensive reference manual for lawyers, judges and mental disability professionals
By Parry, John. American Bar Association, Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. c2010.
This volume from the American Bar Association's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law covers the many legal topics that are touched by civil mental disability law. Beginning with the history of this topic and a general overview, the manual examines several special topics such as: community-based mental health care and treatment, disability discrimination, social entitlements, civil commitment, and expert testimony.
KF 3828 P37
Criminal mental health and disability law, evidence and testimony : A comprehensive reference manual for lawyers, judges, and criminal justice professionals
By Parry, John. ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, Criminal Justice Section. c2009.
Written for lawyers, judges and other professionals within the criminal justice system, this volume examines mental health and disability discrimination issues. Contains an overview of the insanity defense, competency, insanity and diminished capacity, as well as the basics of key legal concepts and developments. Special attention is given to discriminatory issues involving inmates. The important legal construct of "dangerousness" is addressed in both its civil and criminal contexts, and a chapter is devoted to the assessment and diagnosis of the medical aspects of disability.
KF 9242 P373
Disabilities and the law
West. Fourth edition. Latest received: Fall 2019.
This title, now in its fourth edition, explores complex physical and mental disability issues in employment, education, public accommodations and services, transportation, housing, and access to health care with a focus on rights rather than benefits. Chapters cover Elementary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, Employment, Public Accommodations and Public Services, Architectural Barriers, Housing, Transportation, Pursuit of Happiness, and Health Care. Appendices cover definitions, major statutes and regulations, and an extensive case law index.
KF 480 R67
Disability discrimination law, evidence and testimony : A comprehensive reference manual for lawyers, judges and disability professionals
By Parry, John. American Bar Association, Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. 2008.
This book covers key aspects of disability discrimination law in different settings such as employment, public accommodations, education, housing, and telecommunications. The book looks at the history of disability discrimination law and provides an overview of federal and state laws. Parry discusses ways to improve lawyer relationships with clients that have disabilities and provides a listing of United States Supreme Court decisions on the topic along with brief summaries of each case.
KF 480 P37
Justice for all : Challenges of the mentally ill in the legal system
By Bourg Carter, Sherrie. National Institute for Trial Advocacy. c2009.
This brief volume from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy provides an overview of common mental illness diagnoses, the legal relevance and applications of those diagnoses, and how to effectively assist and handle mentally diminished or ill clients. The author, Sherrie Carter, also provides the common treatment for each mental illness discussed and how that illness can impact attorney-client relations. Particular focus is given to criminal law and family law.
KF 480 B68
Mental disability law, evidence, and testimony : A comprehensive reference manual for lawyers, judges, and mental disability professionals
By Parry, John. American Bar Association, Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. c2007.
"Mental Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony, written by ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law Director, John Parry, J.D. and forensic psychologist, Eric Y. Drogin, J.D., Ph.D., will guide lawyers, judges, law students, and forensic and other mental disability professionals through the maze of civil and criminal laws, standards, and evidentiary pitfalls, and forensic practices that characterize this area of the law. Moreover, it summarizes what empirical evidence exists to support or raise concerns about these legal standards and forensic practices when they are introduced in the courtroom." - from the publisher
Table of contents only: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0712/2007007990.html
KF 480 P36
Planning for disability
Latest received: 2014 update. By Moore, Ralph J. Tax Management Inc. c2000-.
"The Bloomberg Tax Portfolio, Planning for Disability, No. 816, addresses planning for disability from two perspectives: when the client is planning for the client’s own disability or incapacity, and when the client is planning for the disability or incapacity of a family member. The Detailed Analysis discusses the various planning options available, based on whether the client is planning for the client’s own disability or incapacity or for that of a family member." - from the publisher
KF 6289 A1 T35 ESTATES
Understanding the ADA
By Goren, William D. American Bar Association, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. 4th edition. .
William Goren, an attorney with congenital hearing loss, felt compelled to write this book due to the absence of easy-to-understand guides to the Americans Disabilities Act, discussions of the ADA from the perspective of attorneys with disabilities, and discussions of preventative lawyering with respect to the ADA. Though the ADA is broad and comprehensive, this title summarizes it in a practical and straightforward manner. Specific cases are discussed in each chapter as illustrations. The final chapter contains checklists and forms for developing your ADA case.
KF 480 G67