How do I know if an MHAS attorney is doing what they are supposed to be doing?

Attorneys representing mental health patients, children and adult, are bound by the normal rules of professionalism and ethics that apply to all attorneys.  Attorneys representing children in child abuse and neglect cases are also required to follow special rules promulgated by the Louisiana Supreme Court (see DOCUMENTS). Any concerns should be directed to your attorney.  If you do not have an attorney, you should bring your concern to the attention of the judge at a hearing.  You can also report any concerns to the MHAS attorney supervisor in the office nearest you.