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IN RE: MARK L., D037827, D038425

Evidence Code section 1012 allows a psychotherapist to provide court with information needed to determine therapeutic progress or changed circumstances at a reunification hearing, under Welfare and Institutions Code 317(b), even if the child invokes the patient-psychotherapist privilege.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/13/2001
  • Published 12/13/2001

Judges

  • McDONALD, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Julie E. Braden, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, San Diego, for Minor in No. D037827., Kathleen Murphy Mallinger;  Timothy A. Chandler, Alternate Public Defender, and Roberto Quinones, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, for Petitioner John L., Timothy A. Chandler, Alternate Public Defender, Erika Hiramatsu and Enriqueta Rico, Deputy Alternate Public Defenders, for Petitioner Mary L., John J. Sansone, County Counsel, Susan Strom, Gary C. Seiser and Michelle Neumann-Ribner, Deputy County Counsel, for Real Party in Interest., Steven J. Carroll, Public Defender, Jo Pastore and Armando Salazar, Deputy Public Defenders, for Minor in No. D038425.

  • For Appellees:
  •  Alice C. Shotton, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, and Maryann M. Milcetic, San Diego, for Defendant and Appellant.,  John J. Sansone, County Counsel, Susan Strom, Gary C. Seiser and Michelle Neumann-Ribner, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent., No appearance for Respondent.
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