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Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania: A Growing Success Story September 25

Bios of Speakers and Participants

8:30- 8:40  Welcome – Dean Christian A. Johnson, Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Welcoming Remarks – The Honorable Michael J. Stack, III, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Remarks – Angela Lowry – Problem Solving Courts Coordinator, Administrative Offices of Pennsylvania Courts

Remarks - Major General Anthony J. Carrelli, Adjutant General of Pennsylvania

8:40 – 8:50      Veterans Court Overview

  • The Honorable Craig T. Trebilcock, Judge, York County Court of Common Pleas

8:50 – 9:20      Legislative Panel

  • Moderator – Senator Rafferty, R- Montgomery
  • Senator Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne
  • Representative Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny
  • Representative Mark Gillen, R- Berks, Lancaster
  • Patrick Cawley, Executive Director and Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Ron Jumper, Executive Director, Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

9:20 – 9:30      Questions / Adjourn


Veterans Courts in Pennsylvania: Ensuring Success for the Veteran – September 28

Bios of Speakers and Participants

9:00 -9:30    Welcome – Dean Christian A. Johnson, Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Welcoming Remarks – The Honorable Michael J. Stack, III, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Remarks – Angela Lowry – Problem Solving Courts Coordinator, Administrative Offices of Pennsylvania Courts

Remarks - Major General Anthony J. Carrelli, Adjutant General of Pennsylvania

9:30-10:30    Panel – The Role of Veteran Court Alumni Groups and Mentors in Veterans Courts

Introduction of Panel – Dean Christian A. Johnson

Moderator – The Honorable Craig T. Trebilcock, Judge, York County Court of Common Pleas

  • Veterans Court Judge – Judge Dugan
  • The Role of Veteran Court Alumni Groups – Sarah Primak, LCSW, Lebanon VA Medical Center
  • Role of Mentors - Mentors
  • Keith Brown, Veteran

10:30-11:30    Panel – Veterans in the Courts:  Alternative Solutions

Introduction of Panel – Dean Christian A. Johnson

Moderators – Angela Lowry, Problem Solving Courts Coordinator, Administrative Offices of Pennsylvania Courts, and Andrew M. Simpson, Judicial Programs Analyst, Veterans Courts, Administrative Offices of Pennsylvania Courts

  • Judge Joseph Sklarosky, Jr., Luzerne County
  • Kelly Cesari, Treatment Court Coordinator, Luzerne County

11:30 – 1:00    Lunch with Keynote Speaker – The Call to Action for Veterans Courts

Introduction – Christian A. Johnson

Tim Wynn, Veteran

Melissa Fitzgerald – Senior Director, Justice for Vets (NADCP), actor in West Wing television series and other productions, Co-Founder of Voices in Harmony

Justice James Fitzgerald - Senior Judge, Superior Court of Pennsylvania; Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (2007-2008)

1:00    Thank You and Adjourn – Dean Christian A. Johnson


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