The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American Bar Association's Health Law Section

CHICAGO - September 1, 2014 - The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) announced today it has entered into a MOU with the ABA's Health Law Section which sets forth their shared objectives and affirms their commitment to cooperate and collaborate together.

"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 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.

"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.

About ABA and HLS:

The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With nearly 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. The mission is to serve equally its members, its profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession. The ABA/HLS is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA. Its nearly 9,000 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 payers, 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 http://www.americanbar.org/groups/health_law.html or http://www.americanbar.org/groups/health_law/interest_groups/nursing.html

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