Mental health professionals have a difficult task. Not only are they expected to be competent in providing services to their clients, but they are expected to comply with federal legal requirements and the laws of the state in which they practice. Is this fair?
The answer to that question may be subject for debate. Rather than debating the issue, however, do yourself a favor and enjoy the benefits of a retained attorney.
What do you do with a subpoena? How do you resopond to a notice of deposition? What is the proper response to a call from an attorney who claims to represent one of your clients? These, among many other questions, are ones you may face in your career. With potential liability lurking in every corner, do not navigate these questions alone!
For a reasonable rate, you may retain the services of Scanlon Law Offices, LLC. The principal owner, Larry Scanlon, JD, LPC, has earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - Counseling Specialization. In addition to his legal practice, he is currently an Associate Psychotherapist at a Chicago private practice, serves as the Clinical Case Manager for Lawyers' Assistance Program, and is an Associate Adjunct Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He knows and understands what mental health professionals experience on a daily basis. Retain this firm and you will have the advantage of a first line of defense to most any problem that is legal in nature and related to the mental health profession.
We offer three-tiered concierge service. You can choose your level of service. Contact us for a schedule of fees and specific services.
First Tier: You will have your own, retained attorney. You will have telephone, email, and text access to your lawyer 24/7. Your questions about ethics and legal issues will be answered as promptly as possible. And you will have access to a monthly e-zine and blog.
Second Tier: You will have all of the above, plus - a yearly face-to-face meeting to discuss risk management and business development issues. Your attorney will communicate with other attorneys, persons or entities so you don't have to.
Third Tier: You will have all of the above, plus - your attorney will attend a meeting or deposition with you, respond to legal documents on your behalf (like subpoenas for records or for deposition), and, if applicable, monitor any defense provided by an attorney hired by your malpractice insurance carrier.
Contact us for a schedule of fees and rates for these services. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you have to retain an attorney after a legal problem has arisen, it may cost you more than just money.