The annual Northwest Law & Mental Health Conference (formerly the Oregon Law & Mental Health Conference) is at the intersection of law, legislation and regulation, with mental health, including clinical services, support, housing, friends and families.
The Conference is designed for attorneys and law administrators, 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 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. The event is produced annually as a program of the Mental Health Association of Portland, and was held in 2000, 2017 and 2018. A Spring 2019 conference is now being planned and will recast the conference to include sessions and speakers from throughout the Northwest.
The planning committee for the 2019 conference includes Morgyn Beckman MD, Alison Bort JD PHD, Judge Juliet Britton, Beckie Child MSW, Bob Joondeph JD, Lisa Naito JD, and Jason Renaud.