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Upcoming Events

FREE Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Workshop
March 13, 2019 – 9:00am-12:00 Noon
JW Marriott Grande Lakes (Orlando, FL)
We invite all attorneys, physicians, nurses, social workers, patient navigators, patients, caregivers, and anyone who may have a friend or family member facing cancer treatment to attend this FREE CLE event. Participants will be guided through a review of key relevant laws and practices to equip attorneys to volunteer and provide legal assistance to cancer patients and survivors, as well as to provide support to family members or friends going through diagnosis and treatment. 

Come Walk with Us -- Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk
March 14, 2019 – 6:30am-8:00am
JW Marriott Grande Lakes (Orlando, FL)
($25.00 donation to the Health Law Section’s 501c3 Program Support Fund)
If you are an early riser, we invite you to join us for our Annual Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk.  Proceeds are used to support advocacy for legal aid programs for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers.

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Featured Book from the ABA Health Law Section 
Available @ or Call (800) 285-2221 to order
ISBN: 978-1-64105-112-5
Product Code: 5630144
2018, 396 pages, 7x10
Available in paperback or ebook formats

Cancer Rights Law provides an overview of key areas of the law that often come into play for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, including health insurance, employment, disability insurance, genetics, estate planning and medical decision making, and finances and consumer rights.

Whether you teach a law school class, run a legal clinic, are interested in forming a medical-legal partnership, want to provide pro bono legal services, are responsible for navigating patients through their cancer experience, or are coping with your own cancer diagnosis, this book will provide valuable information and practical resources to effectively navigate cancer-related legal issues. 


Cancer Rights - An Overview of Relevant Legal Issues (Tuesday, June 26, 2018)

The authors of our latest ABA HLS publication “Cancer Rights Textbook” spoke on legal issues facing cancer patients and covered a variety of legal topics impacting cancer patients and survivors.

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