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Veterans Roundtable 2018: Legal Issues Involving PTSD

November 9, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4603
A diagnosis of PTSD can be as impactful as the effects of the disorder itself. Veterans with PTSD are often discriminated in employment, can be denied for firearms licenses, or can even be denied government clearances. They can even be discriminated in the courtroom. An expert panel discusses the stigmatization of PTSD, and how we as a legal community more effectively serve the veterans who have it. The moderator will be Professor James R. Holbrook.

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The Veterans Roundtable is free for all attendees.

1 hour of CLE (pending). Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to ensure that the proper amount of food is ordered »


Moderator: Prof. James R. Holbrook –

Prof. Holbrook served with U.S. Army and was deployed to Vietnam in 1969. He received his J.D. from S.J. Quinney Law in 1974 and has been serving there as Clinical Professor since 2002. He is a national expert in alternative dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration whom  has mediated over 900 cases and arbitrated over 300. He is a certified arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and is a certified Master Mediator by the State of Utah.


Hon. Royal Hansen

Judge Hansen graduated from S.J. Quinney in 1975. He served as a law clerk with the D.C. Court of Appeals and worked for Moyle & Draper before appointed to the bench by Gov. Leavitt in 2003. Judge Hansen is the Presiding Judge of Utah’s Third District and in addition to his other duties, sits on the Utah Third District Veterans Court.

Hon. John Baxter

Judge Baxter served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was deployed to Vietnam in 1970. He received his J.D. from Golden Gate University in in San Francisco 1994. In Salt Lake, he was a regular volunteer attorney at the Sunday Homeless Breakfast before being appointed to the bench for the County in 2002. He currently presided over both the Salt Lake Homeless Court and the Salt Lake Veterans Court.

Dr. Craig Bryan, Psy.D.

Dr. Bryan served in the U.S. Air Force and was deployed to Iraq in 2009. He is a clinical psychologist who received both his M.S. and Psy.D. from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is a national expert regarding veteran suicides and has numerous publications regarding suicide statistics and prevention. He is currently the Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah. He has served as an expert witness on PTSD in federal and state courts for civil and criminal trials.

Ms. Kody L. Condos

Ms. Condos is a third-year law student at S.J. Quinney, scheduled to graduate in May 2019. Her paper, Wounding Warriors: the VA’s Inquiry into Veterans’ Rights to Bear Arms, questions whether the VA’s determination of financially incompetency affects veterans Second Amendment Rights, and whether that adjudication is Constitutional.  Ms. Condos currently works as a clerk for Clyde Snow & Sessions in Salt Lake.


November 9, 2018
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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