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Why Licensed Social Workers Need Legal Representation

August 7th, 2019

Social workers will likely face different legal issues over the course of their careers. Despite their desire to help or improve society in some way, needing legal representation comes with the territory. For an lsw attorney, New Jersey cases often require expertise and experience. Without proper legal protection a social worker’s ability to work and…(read more)

Tips for Mental Health Professionals Facing Subpoenas

July 17th, 2019

Most therapists and other mental health professionals will have to deal with subpoenas at some point in their careers. The first thing they feel is usually anxiety, fear of what’s to come. Additionally, the pressure of the legal system comes down on them and sometimes provokes an immediate response. Either they totally ignore the subpoena,…(read more)

Legal Risks Nurses Face on a Regular Basis

July 3rd, 2019

Many people get into nursing with the best of intentions. They want to help others by providing quality medical care. Additionally, nurses put in long hours working hard to treat others. Legal risks are an unfortunate reality of the work they do. However, at some point in most nurses’ careers, they’ll be faced with legal…(read more)

Protect Your Mental Health Professional License by Going Over These 2 Things with Your Attorney

June 19th, 2019

When a mental health professional’s license is under threat, everything within their power should be done to protect it. Mental health professionals work hard to earn their licenses so they can serve the public and do what they love. Eventually, though, almost every mental health practitioner runs into a legal dispute that could affect their…(read more)

New Jersey Law Firm: Locality Matters

June 5th, 2019

Bowne-Barry & Barry New Jersey Law Firm: Locality Matters (=new jersey law firm) Being involved in a legal matter is something many people can relate to. However, mental health practitioners face higher levels of legal liability due to being self-employed. They often have something come up at their practice that pushes them to start searching…(read more)

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Changes To NJSA Mental Health Immunity Act

May 22nd, 2019

Attention NJ Mental Health Professionals!   Be aware of recent revisions to NJ’s Duty to Warn Statute, NJSA 2A:62A-16 Our mental health professional clients often consult with us regarding whether they have incurred a duty to warn or protect third parties from threats made by their clients. We want them to be aware that New Jersey’s…(read more)

New Mental Health Parity Law Seeks To Improve Insurance Coverages

May 8th, 2019

The new mental health parity bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy earlier this month aims to improve accountability among insurance providers for mental health and substance abuse patients. The signing has also been hailed by proponents as an important step to providing essential care to mental health patients and those struggling with substance…(read more)

Defending Your Professional License Against Legal Claims

April 24th, 2019

Most mental health professionals can remember the reasons they got into practice. There are a lot of reasons, but many of them derive from some sense of wanting to do good and help others. And it’s wonderful when it works that way. Mental health professionals consistently report that they find considerable fulfillment in helping patients…(read more)

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Handling Subpoenas and Calls to Deposition

April 17th, 2019

Most mental health professionals have had to deal with a variety of legal issues over the course of their careers. It’s just part of the job. Inevitably, they get involved in the discovery phase of a legal case. Reasons often relate to instances in which a patient involved in a legal matter has their mental…(read more)

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Insurance and Ethical Complaints

March 20th, 2019

It’s important for everyone to know that insurance companies are not equipped to give legal advice. Insurance companies provide coverage to customers that helps cover expenses in the event of a malpractice claim.  In the event that you an ethical complaint is lodged against you, you receive a subpoena or are contemplating a self-reported ethical violation…(read more)