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Past Webinars

February 18, 2020 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus: Public Health Legal Preparedness

This webinar provided an overview of the global and US situation as well as public health planning considerations for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. Legal experts discussed best practices for legal preparedness and describe vital legal concepts such as disease surveillance and reporting requirements, nonpharmaceutical interventions, and social distancing measures.

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February 27, 2019 - Getting to Know Government Attorneys: A Look at CDC and CMS

Speakers offered a look into the work of an attorney working for the federal government, and discussed their roles and their department’s recent activities and key priorities.

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November 13, 2018 - An Analysis of Case Law Arising from Emergency Preparedness and Response Activities in the United States

Natural and human-made disasters often lead policymakers to enact, revise, or rescind emergency preparedness and response policies. Panelists discussed the implications of their findings for policymakers, including which emergency preparedness activities most frequently give rise to legal controversies and which activities have not been the subject of litigation thus far.

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October 23, 2018 - Operationalizing Legal Preparedness for Disease Outbreaks

This panel explored some recent approaches to operationalize legal requirements for public health activities including training, judicial preparedness, and quantitative analysis to aid in the application of legal interventions.

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September 25, 2018 - Emergency Preparedness and Response in the 21st Century: Legal Lessons Learned

This webinar offered an opportunity for public health attorneys, healthcare lawyers, and law students to learn about the most common legal issues that disaster survivors face, and how they can get involved in providing much needed pro bono assistance in the communities where they live and work. Speakers also provided information on resources on public health emergency law, and information to assist with pro bono representation.

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March 20, 2018 - Careers in Health Law: A Look at Government

This webinar focused on government careers and government health law. Health law employment opportunities can be found in a wide variety of settings; such as government health attorney in-house counsel, government healthcare providers, state university medical centers, counsel to myriad regulatory and licensing agencies, and prosecutors or enforcement counsel in administrative, civil, or criminal healthcare matters.

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