September 17, 2014

ABA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants

CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 – The American Bar Association’s Health Law Section announced today it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC), which sets forth their shared objectives and affirms their commitment to cooperate and collaborate together.

“The ABA Section of Health Law and its constituents will benefit immensely by having a tighter relationship with the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. We must better understand the needs of allied health care professionals and believe that forging tighter relationships with them is critical. We’re delighted to be positioned to work closer with the AALNC, which will benefit both organizations and the public we serve,” said Michael E. Clark, JD, LLM, chair of the ABA Health Law Section.

The MOU acknowledges that AALNC and HLS share common objectives regarding the education of legal and nursing professionals and will work together to collaborate on programs and other initiatives where a mutual interest is present. This partnership is important to both organizations for the education and professional development it can provide their respective members.

“AALNC is thrilled to enter into this MOU with the ABA/HLS community. This signifies a tremendous step forward in recognizing the value of partnership between our associations, and I could not be more pleased,” stated AALNC’s president, Julie Dickinson, MBA BSN RN LNCC.

The Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA. Its nearly 11,000 members from across the United States represent clients in all segments of the health care industry, including physicians, hospitals and other institutional providers, teaching and research organizations, managed and accountable care organizations and other third-party payors, pharmaceutical  companies and device manufacturers. In addition, its members work in governmental health care programs, federal and state regulatory bodies and the academic community. For more information, visit www.americanbar.org/health.

Founded in 1989, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) is a not- for-profit membership organization dedicated to the professional enhancement and growth of registered nurses practicing in the specialty of legal nurse consulting and to advancing this nursing specialty. AALNC is the preeminent resource for professionals with an interest in the legal nurse consulting arena including novice and veteran legal nurse consultants. AALNC provides networking opportunities, educational advancement, professional development and supports certification through the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB). For more information visit www.aalnc.org

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