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Practicing Law Institute's California Special Education Law training                           Wednesday, October 7, 2015                                                                                  9:00 a.m. 

Cancer Advocacy and Lawyers as Advocates for Cancer Patients on Thursday, October 7, 2015 at 11:00am CT. The discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Rangel, Vice Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Breast Cancer Task Force. Rangel is a healthcare regulatory and transactional partner with Locke Lord LLP and former Chair of the Task Force. The hashtags for the Tweet Chat will be #HLSChat and #canceradvocacy. The Section’s Twitter account is @abahealthlaw.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Health Law Section's Breast Cancer Task Force is pleased to present a member benefit webinar on the Lawyer as Advocate for Cancer Patients on October 14 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CT. The webinar will demonstrate how lawyers can be effective advocates for those coping with cancer throughout the patient treatment continuum. It will begin with a case study to demonstrate the various legal issues that arise when diagnosed with cancer (e.g., employment, health insurance, estate planning, etc.) and will follow the case study patient through the care continuum until the patient’s death. Throughout the webinar, the relevant laws will be discussed at different points in the health care continuum. To sign up for the webinar, please click here.

Law Library Public Legal Services Fair, Pro Bono Week                                            Saturday, October 24, 2015                                                                                     9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Southwestern’s Fourteenth Annual Public Interest Employer Fair                           Thursday, October 29, 2015                                                                                     12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Advocacy to Expand Autonomy at the End of Life: Evolving Law, Medicine and Policy  Monday, November 9th, 2015                                                                                2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST                                                                                                Free for Advocacy/Litigation Section                                                                              To register click HERE.

Event Details: The right of terminally ill patients to make choices to ensure a dying process consistent with their values and beliefs has been rapidly evolving in the U.S.

A veteran of nearly every effort to protect and expand end of life choice in the U.S. for more than 2 decades, Professor Tucker will share insight on advocacy strategies, progress, challenges and predictions. Advocacy in the courthouse, the statehouse, and in various policy forums will be discussed.

Presented by: Kathryn L. Tucker, JD - Executive Director - Disability Rights Legal Center


Save The Date for FDR Dinner


Aid in Dying: A Terminal Patient’s Right to Choose                                                December 16, 2015                                                                                                   New York Society of Security Analysts