What Clients Can Expect
1. Attorneys should advise clients of the general nature of the forensic interview.
2. The informed consent process will allow for clients to have their attorneys present for most interviews. Please advise your client if you wish to be present or not.
3. Many interviews are audiotaped and clients should discuss the implications of this with their attorney.
4. Clients should obtain directions to the Methodist Atrium Building and have a contact number before traveling. Parking is available for free near the front entrance. Travel vouchers for certain cases will be signed on site if provided.
5. On arrival, clients should take the elevator to Suite 720 and let the front desk receptionist know they have arrived. Often they will be asked to complete some forms that should not be considered confidential.
6. The forensic expert will be notified and will come to the client to greet them by last name.
7. Most interviews last between 30 minutes and 3 hours, but clients should be prepared to stay for a half or whole day (as scheduled). They will be escorted to and from all interviews throughout the day.
8. Psychological testing may be conducted as a part of the interview even if not previously scheduled. If extensive testing is necessary, then the client may be rescheduled for additional days.
9. Clients should not expect family members to attend the interviews.
10. Glasses, hearing aids, drink or food should be brought. A Subway restaurant is located on the 1st floor of the Atrium Building.
11. Clients should take medications as usual in the morning and also throughout the day if prescribed.
12. Although efforts are made to assure convenience and comfort, clients should make the expert aware if they are uncomfortable or wish to end the interview or testing at any time.