Upcoming Events

Cancer Legal Advocacy Workshop Webinar

  • Part 1: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm ET)
  •  Part 2: Thursday, March 4, 2021 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm ET)

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Join the ABA Health Law Section’s Cancer Legal Advocacy Interest Group for our Annual Spring Cancer Legal Advocacy Workshop. During this two-part series, you will meet Javier Gonzalez-Rivera who, for purposes of this program, was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma, a form of cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system. Follow Javier as he meets with four attorneys who will walk him through the critical legal challenges he will face during the various stages of his diagnosis, treatment, and remission.

Part 1 - Tuesday, March 2 (12:00 Noon – 1:30pm ET)

  • 12:00 Noon-12:05pm – Introductions and Welcome
  • 12:05pm-12:35pm -- Family Law Issues
  • 12:35pm-1:05pm -- End of Life / Estate Planning
  • 1:05pm-1:25pm – Questions & Answers
  • 1:25pm-1:30pm -- Closing Remarks

Part II - Thursday, March 4 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm ET)

  • 12:00 Noon-12:05pm -- Introduction and Welcome
  • 12:05pm-12:30pm -- Employment Law Issues
  • 12:30pm-12:55pm -- Deciphering Health Insurance & Benefits
  • 12:55pm-1:20pm -- Returning to Life After Cancer
  • 1:20pm-1:25pm – Questions & Answers
  • 1:25pm-1:30pm -- Closing Remarks 

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Virtual 5k Cancer Legal Advocacy Fun Run/Walk

Be Part of  Something Big -- Come Walk or Run with Us

In this era of social distancing, you can still enjoy the company of your friends and family while supporting cancer legal advocacy for people with cancer. Runners and walkers of all sizes and shapes are invited to come together to support families facing cancer and raise awareness about the legal ramifications associated with this life-threatening illness. 

How it Works: Any time between March 5 and March 15, run or walk the 5k distance. Keep track of your achievement and share your experiences and pictures throughout the week by posting them on the event Facebook Page or your own personal social media pages using the hashtag #ABACANCER5K.

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FJE Participation Donation:

  • $25 individual
  • $86 Family or group of 4
  • $35 Donation Only - non-runner/walker

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Your participation will help the ABA Health Law Section Cancer Legal Advocacy Interest Group fund educational programs designed to help people with cancer, lawyers, social workers, medical professionals and others affected by this illness find the resources needed to address the complex legal issues associated with this debilitating disease.

Your Registration includes:

  • Access to the Facebook page to post pictures and share your experiences
  • Coupon for 20% off our Cancer Rights Law Textbook
  • Ability to recognize someone as part of your charitable gift to participate

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) is the 501(c)(3) charitable fund, with the tax identification number of 36-6110299, that supports the public service, policy, and education work of the American Bar Association. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Cancer Legal Advocacy Interest Group

Will you help advance the cause? Acts of Congress and those produced by Mother Nature do not stop cancer in its tracks.  The disease doesn’t discriminate and no family is immune.  All of us know someone whose life was changed by a diagnosis of cancer.  Send your tax-deductible gift today!

Did you know that the Cancer Legal Advocacy Interest Group (CLA IG) has:

Our Mission: To help attorneys, social workers, and others affected by cancer and other life-threatening diseases find the resources they need to shuffle through all the confusing and mind-boggling legal issues people with cancer and their families struggle to understand.

Partnering with Other Organizations:  Collaborating with other organizations, we are able to keep those working with people affected by cancer appraised of changes in the legal landscape.

Funding Sources: At present, much of our funding comes from the generosity of donors like you, and our fundraising activities such as our Annual Fun Run/Walk. Your gift will help us expand our audience and train even more attorneys. 

We hope that you will support us with your gift so we can continue to provide resources to lawyers, social workers, and others who assist people with cancer and the families wade through the many legal challenges associated with a life-threatening illness.

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