Training/Resources

Do you know of useful training for healthcare paralegals?  A class, a certification, a webinar, a video, a DVD,  a CD, a book,  a report, a software package, a seminar, a teleconference, a magazine, a newsletter, an ezine, a website, or other item that would assist healthcare paralegals in gaining additional expertise?

Please contact us at:  HealthcareParalegalsFederation@hotmail.com, and we will list it here.

You are also welcome to list one-time webinars, and other events, such as conferences,  in the “Comments” section on this page. Conference announcements can also be placed in the “Comments” section of the “Conferences” page.

Classes

1.  Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) offers several programs of interest to healthcare paralegals and paralegal students:

a.  Personal Injury Law Specialist Certificate;

b.  Probate and Elder Law Specialist Certificate; and

c.  Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate Program (there is also a Senior Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate Program available).

For more information about these programs, please contact WOLI at: http://www.woli.edu/

2. The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), now offers an Advanced Certification in different areas related to healthcare law.

All these specialties require a paralegal to take the Personal Injury Core Course, but then there are eight different subspecialties to choose from:

Individual Medical Liability, Entity Medical Liability, Wrongful Death, Workers Comp, Automobile Accidents, Product Liability, Premises Liability, and Intentional Torts.

Registration for the course includes the core courses and one of the specialy courses. Twenty hours of CLE credit are granted upon successful completion.

For more information, please visit NALA’s website at:

http://www.nala.org/APC-PI-practice.aspx

Articles, Ezines and Email Newsletters

1. The Disability Claims Digest — a free email newsletter produced by Lisa Wagman, a paralegal who works for Social Security Disability Benefits Consultants (SSDBC). To subscribe to the detailed and interesting newsletter, visit:

http://ssdbc.com/

Self-Employment

1. The Virtual Paralegal Training Center (“VPTC”) provides training to virtual paralegals and virtual assistants with starting and operating their businesses. The membership benefits of joining VPTC includes but are not limited to a newsletter that is geared towards the virtual paralegal industry, virtual paralegal blog, virtual paralegal forums, job positing sites for virtual paralegals, eBook, The Ultimate Virtual Paralegal Guide, webinar, the virtual paralegal business, virtual paralegal news and alerts; and new trends in the virtual paralegal industry.

The Virtual Paralegal Training Center

http://www.virtualparalegaltrainingcenter.com

inbox@virtualparalegaltrainingcenter.com

(914) 738-1341

Websites

See the list of  “Links” on the right hand side of each page of this website. We are collecting links to websites with good healthcare law and policy commentary, and urge you to visit the websites list,  examine them, and subscribe to their email newsletter or other online “reader” updates.

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