Learn the latest in health care litigation

Issue July 2004

Working in conjunction with LegalSpan, we are trying out for the first time a live Webcast CLE seminar in the area of health care litigation. We are offering this course as a single one-, two- or four-hour event or as a collection of programs totaling seven hours on Friday, Aug. 13. All programs will be viewed at the MBA office in Boston.

The programs are:

•  Health Care Litigation, 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

This series, Health Care Fraud: Civil and Criminal Trial Practice, will analyze litigation resulting from the alleged abuse of the health care system. It will include Medicare and Medicaid fraud, focusing on the trial preparation skills necessary to prosecute and defend the case. A panel of expert attorneys, both defense and prosecutors, will share their experience in developing and defending these cases, pre-indictment and at trial. The panel will also include experts from the regulatory agencies responsible for oversight of these expensive federal programs who often decide whether a case is handled as civil or criminal matter.

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Photo by Carla Del Bove
Members of the media and legal community gathered on June 9 to discuss the impact of public relations and the law during an MBA. Pictured (from left) are Andrew Caffrey, Boston Globe reporter; James McManus Esq., program chair and vice president, Morrissey & Co.; Brian G. Leary, partner, Gadsby Hannah LLP; and Dan Rea, CBS 4 News reporter.
•  Cutting Edge Trial Document Management in Complex Cases, 2-4:15pm.

This series is an advanced litigation session that will focus on the challenges faced by litigators in "document intensive" cases and how technology can overcome this seemingly unmanageable mountain of information. Learn how modern imaging and indexing capabilities can cut the biggest cases down to size.

•  Ethical Issues For Health Care Lawyers, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

A successful health care practice, especially involving litigation, faces complex ethical challenges for lawyers. Conflicts of interest, trial techniques and issues, and negotiating strategies can place the most conscientious practitioner on the edge. What are the practical techniques that health care lawyers should apply to make sure they don't sacrifice too much for their client?