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The 2020 Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference is POSTPONED.

Last night Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered no events over 250 persons to be held in Oregon from Friday, March 13 for the next 30 days. This requires we postpone the Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference – scheduled for March 13.

The Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference will be rescheduled at the same location as soon as possible.

  • All paid registrations and sponsorships will be honored at the future conference.
  • We’re not refunding conference registrations at this time. 
  • All conference presenters and registrants were informed about the postponement by email on 3/12.
  • Thanks to our presenters, volunteers, sponsors, planning committee, and supporters.

Stay safe everyone. Take care of your clients, patients, families and friends. We’ll see you on the other side. 


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.

Faith Harper
Keynote Speaker is Faith Harper, author of Unf*ck Your Brain

Special Guest is Nan Waller, Presiding Judge of the Multnomah County Circuit Court

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 conference is approved for credit through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon.

Conference Sponsors 2020

Premiere Level

  • Multnomah County and the Mental Health & Addictions Division

Gold Level

  • Oregon Health Authority – Oregon State Hospital
  • Psychiatric Security Review Board

Silver Level

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Oregon Health Science University – Department of Psychiatry
  • Providence Health & Services

Bronze Level

  • Association of Community Mental Health Providers
  • Bridgeway Recovery
  • Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • Central City Concern
  • Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division
  • Health Share of Oregon
  • Oregon Council for Behavioral Health
  • Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
  • Oregon Public Health Division
  • Washington County
  • Washington County District Attorney