Tom Behrendt, J.D.
Tom Behrendt is the Legal Director of the Connecticut Legal Rights Project. He was formerly with Mental Hygiene Legal Service in New York State, where he was a founding member of its Special Litigation and Appeals Unit. He serves on NARPA's Board of Directors, and is an active member of NARPA's Conference and Public Policy Committees. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Advocacy Unlimited, and a past co-chair of the PAIMI Advisory Councils in both Connecticut and New York, where he was also active with Project Release and the Free Association. Tom serves as Treasurer for NARPA, and is a past president of NARPA. NARPA 2003 will be his 18th NARPA Conference.