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Friday, February 25, 2011

How Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Knowing the Law
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The 8 x 4 foot poster shows how CLRC services help people with cancer

Anya Prince, CLRC Skadden Fellow, traveled to Anaheim to attend the Eighth Annual American Psychosocial Society Conference. The conference brought together two hundred healthcare professionals and representatives from cancer support groups to discuss the science and practice of psychosocial care for people with cancer. Ms. Prince attended seminars on recent studies and advances in psychosocial care. Between seminars she ran an information booth where she educated healthcare professionals on the resources available to their patients. The booth featured a poster, created by Ms. Prince and CLRC Staff Attorney Shawn Kravich, comparing data from the CLRC healthcare professional survey against data gathered from the Telephone Assistance Line. The poster showed how legal information, especially about insurance options, helps cancer patients access treatment and the essential role of healthcare professionals in facilitating access to this information.

CLRC Speaks on Employment Rights of People with Cancer

Monica Fawzy Bryant, CLRC Staff Attorney, spoke at the Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Workshop about employment rights of people coping with cancer. The workshop was part of the American Bar Association's Health Law Section's annual conference. This year's conference focused on "Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law" and was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the CRLC's goals in attending was to recruit lawyers for the CLRC Professional Panel. Attorneys in the Professional Panel volunteer to counsel callers on the CLRC's national Telephone Assistance Line, to help resolve their cancer-related legal issues. Several attorneys at the workshop were excited to learn about the CLRC and to join our panel. Yesterday the CLRC received its first application to the panel from an attorney in Wyoming! 

Texas Attorney Volunteers to Give Legal Advice
The Cancer Legal Resource Center would like to thank Holly B. Williams from Midland, Texas for joining the CLRC's Professional Panel. Attorneys in the Professional Panel volunteer their time to speak with callers on the CLRC's national Telephone Assistance Line, in an effort to assist in resolving cancer-related legal issues

Save The Date

Hold Saturday Night July 23 for 'Casino Angeleno'


The Cancer Legal Resource Center's Casino Night event is back by popular demand! The CLRC will be hosting its "Casino Angeleno" summer event on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Set on the rooftop deck of the Petersen Automotive Museum, with the Hollywood Hills as a spectacular backdrop, guests will enjoy a starry, summer night of guilt-free gaming, music and prizes. Proceeds will benefit the CLRC. For sponsorship opportunities, click here to download the sponsorship packet, or contact Joanna Morales at joanna.morales@lls.edu. Event details will be posted at www.cancerlegalresourcenter.org in March

Learn About Resources for Young Women With Breast Cancer


Meet Cancer Legal Resource Center Director, Joanna Morales, Esq. at the C4YW Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer in Orlando, Florida this weekend! Visit Joanna at booth #11 to learn about the CLRC's free legal resources for young women affected by breast cancer. Joanna will also be giving a workshop on "Cancer and Careers: Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace" on Sunday, February 27 from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. EST. For more information about the conference, visit www.C4YW.org. We hope to see you there.


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