The legal nurse advised the attorney that the best way to communicate with John was to be calm and matter of fact. She told the attorney that a warm and friendly approach would be likely to cause suspicion. She also advised the attorney to avoid joking and whispering in his presence.

An assessment was done by a psychologist who concluded that John had a paranoid personality disorder and wrote a report that was presented to the court. Mandatory counseling that included substance abuse treatment was ordered.


For our newsletter and blog this month we are reviewing Cluster A type Personality Disorders. The blog topics for this month are:

  • What is a Personality Disorder? (8/7/15)
  • Personality Disorders: “Cluster A” (8/14/15)
  • Personality Disorders: Case Study (8/21/15)
  • Personality Disorders: Legal Implications (8/28/15)

Note: To see all posts in this topic, click here

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