This course introduces CMHC students to issues expected as they interface with the legal system. Special emphasis is placed on the ethical-legal issues presented in forensic practice venues for assessment. CMHC students learn the ethics and law that pertain to theory, research, needed for practice. The ethical portion includes a detailed analysis of the ethics codes from the American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counseling Association, and other relevant counseling organizations. Students translate principles into guidelines and decision making required in CMHC practice. The legal portion includes review of various State mental health-related laws.