Overview

The Oregon Law & Mental Health Conference connects the conversation of law, legislation and regulation, with mental health, including clinical services, support, housing, friends and families.

Who Should Attend?
The Oregon Law & Mental Health 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.

What’s The Format?
Twelve exciting presentations and panel discussions are each 90 minutes long with 30 minutes reserved for questions. Sessions are in three blocks of four sessions each, with 30 minute breaks in between session. An excellent plated lunch will be served during a keynote address and coffee and snacks will be available all day.

Are Educational Credits Available?
The 2017 conference program is not finished but continuing educational credits will be applied for in Spring from the Oregon State Bar and Northwest Forensic Institute.

Are Scholarships Available?

Yes. Our sponsors provide support for persons with low or fixed incomes are eligible to apply for a limited number of scholarships in Spring. Check the web site for an update on sponsorships in early April.

Is there are lower student rate?
Yes. Sponsors provide a limited number of registrations for full-time students. Student rates will be available in early April at a lower cost.

Is there credentialing for media?
Yes. Contact the Conference Coordinator for information.

What Is The Venue?
The 2017 one-day conference is at the Doubletree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, in Portland. There is all day parking and street parking. The Doubletree can be accessed by TriMet and Max trains.

What About Substitutions or Cancellations?
Substitutions may be made at any time in writing. Written cancellations must be received by June 1; 75 percent of the registration fee can be refunded or donated to keep future conference costs low. All registration fees must be paid before the conference. On-site registrants are expected to pay all fees through Event Brite or on-site; Oregon Law & Mental Health Conference will not invoice after the event.

Is This Conference Tax Deductible?
Income tax deductions for expenses of education, including travel, meals, lodging, and registration fees, undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills are allowed under Treas. Reg. 1.162.5 and Coughlin v. Commissioner, 203 F 2nd 307, and subject to the tax reform act of 1986. Donations to the conference are tax deductible as by law.

What Should I Wear?
The conference attire is business casual.

Will Supporting Materials Be Available?
This year conference handouts will be emailed to all participants at the conclusion of the conference.

Who’s Putting the Oregon Law & Mental Health Conference on?
The conference is a project of the Mental Health Association of Portland, a 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization supporting recovery from mental illness and addiction since 2003.

Who’s selecting the program for the conference?
The program committee is Juliet Britton, JD, Beckie Child, MSW, and Jason Renaud.

Juliet is the Executive Director of the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board. Beckie is a professor of social work at Portland State University. Jason is the secretary of the board of the Mental Health Association of Portland and the Conference Coordinator.

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