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A Lawyer’s Guide to Medical Records: Understanding the Story They Tell and How to Use Them

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

Public Sector and Non-profit attorneys may attend the program for $25. Register above as "Law Office Staff." Proof of status will be required at registration.


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Location: 2nd floor auditorium

Course ID: C02132013B

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 2.5 NJ MCLE Credits
2.5 NY MCLE Credits: 1 Skills; 1.5 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:

Medical records are key pieces of evidence for many different types of actions, including personal injury, administrative proceedings (social security, workers' compensation), criminal law, family law, estates and trusts (testamentary capacity), education law, civil rights (ADA) and psychiatric situations. Each record tells a story, but understanding the meaning behind the story and using the information effectively is often complex and confusing.

Our panel, composed of a plaintiff's attorney and a defendant's attorney, will discuss such issues as:

  • Purpose of the medical record
  • First things an attorney needs to know about the record
  • Sections of the medical record
  • Medical hierarchy & writers
  • Common abbreviations
  • Medical records outside the patient's chart
  • Use of medical data for reports, at depositions, at trial and as evidence
  • Electronic medical records


Faculty: Monica Merrill, Kelner and Kelner; Jonathan Weinstein, M.D., Esq., Voute, Lohrfink, Magro & McAndrew, LLP


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