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June 2012 Events      

For information about these events, contact us at
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2012 Wisconsin Cancer Survivorship Forum
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
8:30am-3:30pm CST
Milwaukee, WI
For more information, click here.

Living Well Beyond Cancer Survivorship Conference
Saturday, June 9, 2012
8:00am-3:30pm PST
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
For more information, click here.

CLRC FREE teleconference/webinar
"Taking Time off Work & Disability Insurance"
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
12:00pm PST/3:00pm EST
To register, click here.
City of Hope
"Cancer and the Law"
Monday, June 11, 2012
2:30pm PST
Duarte, CA
For more information, contact Mariela Gallo at (626) 256-4673 ex. 64.

Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Semiannual Meeting
Friday, June 15, 2012
Philadelphia, PA
For more information, click here.

The Wellness Community
"Cancer and the Law"
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
6:30am PST

Westlake Village, CA
For more information, contact  Trisha Lethcoe at (805) 379-4777.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Orange County 2012 Education Series
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
10:00am - 12:00pm PST

Costa Mesa, CA
For more information, click here


Stay tuned for updates on events, conferences, teleconferences, and
webinars, and to online resources!


June 6, 2012 
  National, Volume XXII 

Dear Friend,

In this month's issue of the CLRC Chronicle, you will find:


What's New at the CLRC!

Boston Conference PartnersThanks to everyone who helped make our Boston Cancer Rights Conference a success!

Last week, the CLRC held its first Cancer Rights Conference of the year in Boston, MA as a pre-conference session to the Association of Oncology Social Work's conference.  We had over 140 people register from 32 states, and the feedback we've received has been excellent.  Huge thanks to our sponsors for making this exciting event possible!

The CLRC Attends AOSW Conference
The CLRC participated in the Association of
Laura AOSWOncology Social Work's (AOSW) annual 3-day conference in Boston last week. The CLRC spoke to and shared resources with an estimated 250 participants about its free services that social workers and their patients can take advantage of.
Additionally, CLRC Staff Attorney Laura Riley, Esq. co-presented a poster session at the AOSW Conference with Maria MacWilliams, a Bilingual Patient Services Coordinator at National Marrow Donor Program's Be the Match. The poster explained the Spanish language webcast that the two put together explaining the options for health insurance in the U.S., along with other legal and financial assistance resources for people preparing for transplant. To view the presentation, click here.

The CLRC Presents Webinar Series on Genetics and the Law

Yesterday, CLRC Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney Anya Prince, Esq. presented the first of a four-part webinar series on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  Over 170 people registered for yesterday's webinar, providing an overview of GINA. The four-part webinar series will examine GINA and other laws that protect individuals with genetic predispositions to cancer from discrimination.  CEUs are available for genetic counselors.  For more information about the webinar series, click here.  To register, visit our events page.


Welcome to our new Summer Students!

Every summer semester, the Cancer Legal Resource Center gets a group of talented, compassionate law students to learn about the laws and resources that may be able to help people affected by cancer.
This summer is no exception!  We are thrilled to have ten outstanding law students from around the country—currently being trained on the laws and operation of our national Telephone Assistance Line. 

Please join us in welcoming the following students:

    o   Rachel Cox, a second year law student from Georgetown University Law Center;
    o   Kaylee Davis, a second year law student from George Washington University School of Law;
    o   Jessica Di Palma, a second year law student from Loyola Law School Los Angeles;
    o   Gregory Dono, a second year law student from Pepperdine University School of Law;
    o   Meghan Glaspy, a second year law student from Georgetown University Law Center;
    o   Emily Nestor, a second year law student from Pepperdine University School of Law;
    o   Holly Pearson, a second year law student from the University of San Francisco School of Law;
    o   Danielle Richards, a second year law student from the University of Southern California  Gould               School of Law;
    o   Daedra Staten, a third year law student from UCLA School of Law; and
    o   Christina Teeter, a second year law student from the University of Southern California Gould                   School of Law.


2012 Cancer Rights Conferences-- Register Today!
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Missed our Boston conference? There's plenty of time to register for our upcoming events!

  • Chicago, IL: Friday, September 7             To register, click here.
  • Central Valley, CA: Friday,  October 5       To register, click here.
  • Houston, TX : Friday, March 8, 2013           To register, click here.

Our conferences have been approved for 5.5 hours of CLE credit for attorneys in the states of Arkansas, California, Indiana, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and for 6.5 hours of CLE credit for attorneys licensed in Wisconsin.  Our Chicago conference has been approved for 5.5 hours of IL MCLE credit.  Our Houston conference has been approved for 5 hours of TX MCLE credit.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886543579-9899) for SOCIAL WORK continuing education contact hours.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


For more information on these upcoming Conferences, please visit

Thanks to our 2012 Cancer Rights Conferences Title Sponsor, Sokolove Law!

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About the CLRCCLRC Logo 2010

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. The CLRC provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

A cancer diagnosis can carry with it a variety of legal issues, including insurance coverage, employment discrimination, access to health care, and estate planning. These legal issues can cause people unnecessary worry, confusion, and stress, and can be overwhelming. When these legal issues are not addressed, people may find that although they have gotten through treatment, they have lost their homes, jobs, or insurance.
Visit for more information about cancer-related legal issues and services provided by the Cancer Legal Resource Center.
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