Legal matters surrounding mental health can be intimidating and complicated, but knowing what is possible can bring comfort and confidence to families and individuals navigating these complex issues. Join us for our next Mind Matters and learn from a panel of legal experts on topics related to legal planning for mental health. Panelists will focus on special needs trusts and the importance of trusts in estate planning for the long-term needs of a loved one as well as the difficulties of obtaining guardianships and civil commitments for loved ones, even when it seems these are the best options. Our panel features a robust group of experts in these legal planning areas. Participants will walk away armed with great information for addressing these challenging issues faced by many families.

moderated by Susan Haney, Attorney | The Haney Law Firm

Panel: Rose Cohen, Attorney | The Law Offices of Mark Cohen and Rose Cohen
Jamie MacLean, Mental Health Public Defender for Civil Commitments | Travis County Probate Court
Mary Alice Jackson, Attorney | Mary Alice Jackson, P.C

Event held at Dell Children’s Medical Center Pat Hayes Education and Conference Center. Free parking available.

Mind Matters brings mental health experts and advocates together to share information, tools and experience with the goal of advancing our community’s understanding of mental illness and increasing awareness of the resources available.

Mind Matters events are free and open to the public and are typically held on the fourth Monday of each month. Check back for the most up-to-date schedule of events and topics, as these are subject to change.

We ask that you be sensitive to our location and not attend if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.