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The 2020 Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference will be held March 13 at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The conferences in the last three years SOLD OUT – as did sponsorships and exhibit table space.

Early Bird Registration for the conference is open now.

Partial Scholarships for people with lived experience of mental illness and addiction, and for full time students are available February 1.

The Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference brings together dozens of expert speakers with legal, clinical, and lived experience to discuss the confluence of law and mental illness.

Conference Sponsors 2020

  • Multnomah County Mental Health & Addictions Division
  • Central City Concern
  • Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division
  • OHSU Department of Psychiatry
  • Oregon Public Health Division
  • Oregon Council for Behavioral Health
  • Washington County District Attorney
  • Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
  • Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • Oregon Health Authority – Oregon State Hospital
  • Bridgeway Recovery

Special Guests 

  • Chief Danielle Outlaw – Portland Police Bureau
  • Judge Nan Waller – Multnomah County Circuit Court

Confirmed Speakers for 2020

The Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference is designed for attorneys and law enforcement, public and private clinicians; healthcare administrators; students of the law, social work, psychology and psychiatry; policy designers and elected officials; and companies and individuals involved with the care and welfare of people with mental illness.

The conference offers continuing education credit for clinicians through the National Association of Social Workers of Oregon, for attorneys through the Oregon State Bar Association, and for law enforcement through the Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards And Training.

The planning committee for the 2020 conference includes Morgyn Beckman MD, Tim Murray MSW, Alison Bort JD PHD, Judge Juliet Britton, Beckie Child MSW, Emily Cooper JD, Lisa Naito JD, and Jason Renaud.


Generous sponsors to the 2019 conference made over 55 full and partial scholarships are available for people with lived experience of mental illness, and for full-time students.