Jurist in Residence Letter

From Judge Brent Carr (Ret.)

This resource letter of the Jurist in Residence (JIR) program is designed to facilitate communication among the JCMH, the judiciary, and mental health stakeholders. Please forward this letter to any judges, attorneys, mental health professionals, law enforcement, or other community and state leaders who might be interested. To ensure that you regularly receive this letter, please click on the subscribe button at the bottom of this page, if you have not already. 

JCMH Summer Webinar Series 

Competency restoration is one of the most frequent subjects of questions and requests received at JCMH, and so we are excited to announce a summer webinar series on several related topics, led by expert practitioners and designed to be helpful for a broad audience. This series will launch on June 20, with “What You Need to Know about Competency Restoration” by Lee Pierson, Kendall McKimmey, Vickie Rice, and Jason Foster. Next will be “Jail-Based Competency Restoration and Court-Ordered Medication” by Jonathan Lemuel on July 25, and the series will conclude with “Not Competent, Not Restorable, Now What?” by Nelda Cacciotti on August 15.  

These presentations will start at Noon CDT and are approved for 1 hour each of CLE credit. Registration, full speaker bios, and additional information are available at https://texasjcmh.gov/events/summer-webinar-series/. Register today! 


7th Annual Judicial Summit on Mental Health 

Capacity is limited for in-person attendance at the 7th Annual Judicial Summit on Mental Health, which will be held November 21-22 at the Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Convention Center in Allen. Registration is free, and Resource Booths are returning – apply here to reserve a booth. 


This year’s Summit will have a modified format and continue to offer mental health law updates, opportunities to connect with colleagues and establish new relationships, and breakout sessions with subject matter experts.  


Brent Carr (Ret.)

Jurist in Residence

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