Bill Paparian Organizes Pasadena Legal Conference to Explore the Uniqueness of Criminal Cases of Combat Veterans

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A legal conference, "When Our Warriors Return Home: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Our Justice System," is being organized for Vietnam Veterans of America San Gabriel Valley Chapter 446 and the Criminal Courts Bar Association by former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian who is a member of both organizations.

A distinguished panel of legal authorities with military experience and expertise will instruct attorneys on the uniqueness of cases involving combat veterans on Thursday, February 10, from noon till 1:30 p.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Public Library.

The event, “When Our Warriors Return Home: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In Our Justice System,” is being jointly sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America, San Gabriel Valley Chapter 446, and the Criminal Courts Bar Association.

Those presenting the subject are uniquely qualified for discussion of P.T.S.D. and other characteristics of defendants who are combat veterans. Associate Justice Eileen C. Moore of the California Court of Appeal served as a nurse in Vietnam. Assistant Los Angeles County District Attorney Jacquelyn "Jackie" Lacey serves on the Steering Committee for the pilot program Los Angeles County Veterans Court. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John Lonergan is a U.S. Army Reserve colonel who helped establish the Los Angeles Veterans Court pilot project when he was a Deputy District Attorney. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Tynan supervises the Los Angeles County Veterans Court pilot project.

Admission is limited to Attorneys who are members of the State Bar of California and Judges.

The conference is being organized for Vietnam Veterans of America San Gabriel Valley Chapter 446 and the Criminal Courts Bar Association by former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian who is a member of both organizations.

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