Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

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Robina In Conversation Series

Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense of Clients with Mental Illness

1:30pm to 3:30pm Room 25 - University of Minnesota Law School

Thank you for joining us on Friday, February 3 at the University of Minnesota Law School for "Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense of Clients with Mental Illness." 

View the video below.

This In Conversation addressed some of the ethical issues that defense attorneys face when representing clients with metal illness, and was moderated by Robina Institute Practitioner-in-Residence John Stuart. Panelists include former Chief Public Defender for the 6th Judicial District, Fred Friedman, Public Defender and Mental Commitment Defense Attorney, Kirstin Kopp; and Criminal Defense Attorney Brock Hunter. 

Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE)

Approval of 2 Ethics credits for CLE is pending. Event Code: 233918

Event Video

Robina In Conversation

Speakers & Moderators

  • John Stuart John Stuart

    (Moderator) Robina Institute Practitioner-in-Residence

  • Fred Friedman Fred Friedman

    former Chief Public Defender, 6th Judicial District

  • Brock Hunter Brock Hunter

    Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Kirstin Kopp Kirstin Kopp

    Public Defender with Anoka County; Mental Commitment Defense Attorney

Directions and Amenities

Parking and directions to the University of Minnesota Law School can be found here.


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