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Veterans Court

Southwest Symposium & Workshop


Friday, March 28th, 2014



The Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic

University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Room 164


Veterans Courts have been operating in the US for almost a decade now - each approaching issues of procedure, treatment, sanctions, and rewards differently. It's time to gather, share lessons learned, and problem solve together common issues arising in Veterans Courts.


Come join us for a day of expert voices and simultaneous interactive workshops!



Gratis. Registration at required, as space is limited.



Featured Speakers and Workshop Leaders include:

  • Will A. Gunn, General Counsel, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Ted Vogt, Director, AZ Department of Veterans' Services
  • Hon. Robert Russell, Veterans Treatment Court, Buffalo, NY (established the nation's first veterans court)
  • Hon. Michael Pollard, Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court, AZ
  • Hon. Maria Felix, Pima County Justice Court, AZ
  • Brig. Gen. Gregg Maxon, (ret.), AZ Supreme Court Adviser for Veterans Courts
  • Lori Lewis, Senior Assistant Prosecuting City Attorney, Tucson AZ
  • Thomas Winkel, Director, AZ Coalition for Military Families
  • Dr. Cynthia Dowdall, Director, Behavioral Health and Community Services, Northwest Fire/Rescue District, Tucson AZ
  • Dr. Michael Marks, Lead Psychologist, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System


Current Workshops:

  • Working Together & Protecting Rights - Defense Counsel, Prosecutors, Probation Officers, VJOs
  • Best Court Practices & “Different Strokes for Different Folks” - Judges, Court Staff, Prosecutors, Probation Officers, VJOs, Treatment Providers, Defense Counsel
  • Community Resource Navigation & Mentoring in Urban and Rural Areas - Treatment Providers, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Community Organizations, Court Staff,  Judges, Prosecutors
  • Identifying & Assisting Veterans in Trauma/Crisis Situations - Law Enforcement, First Responders, Probation Officers, Community Organizations, Prosecutors, Defense Counsel



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Presented in conjunction with the Arizona Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts, and cosponsored by the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services and the Arizona Coalition for Military Families.


Funded in part by the Arizona Department of Veterans Services as made available through the Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund



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Updated: 03/27/2014