Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Setting A Vision For The Health Care Law Section

By T.J. Ferrante and Sara Younger

Greetings!  We would like to take this opportunity to officially introduce ourselves as the new co-chairs of the Health Care Law Section.  We would also like to thank the outgoing co-chairs, Jessica Sara Cohen and Scott Richards, for their outstanding service to this section.  We look forward to serving you in the upcoming years and hope that we can meet the high standards set by the previous chairs.

We also would like to share with you our vision for the section.  During our tenure as co-chairs, our mission will be to serve you, our members, and our profession.  Our goal is to carry on the section’s tradition of giving you access to a local network of colleagues who are wrestling with the same questions as you and who are ready to render advice, assistance, and support that forges the bonds of mutual respect and lasting friendships.  In other words, the Health Care Law Section is ready to help you succeed by offering knowledge, insight, advice, and support that will help you with each facet of your practice at every stage of your career.

We have an ambitious and exciting agenda for the coming year.  As we draft this column, we are looking forward to seeing many of our colleagues at our November 13 section luncheon/CLE program.  By the time this column is published, however, the November program will be a fond memory of an insightful presentation shared with valued colleagues.  However, we will be able to look forward to other opportunities to study and enjoy relationships in the health law profession as we have three additional CLE luncheon programs scheduled for January 15, March 12 and May 6, 2014. 

We also are compiling a list of people who wish to become more involved in the Health Care Law Section and greatly welcome additional volunteers and suggestions for projects in which we can participate.  As you read through this column, we hope that you will consider becoming even more active in the section.  We are always seeking contributing authors as well as presenters for our CLE luncheon programs and other events. Your active participation in the section further strengthens our efforts to bring important information to our members for use in their health care law practices, whether in private practice, government, or in-house.  We will be sending out emails to the entire section soliciting such interest, and we strongly urge you to look for those emails and contact us if you are interested in participating.

It is an honor to serve as your co-chairs this year. If you have any ideas or suggestions to help us better serve you, feel free to contact T.J. Ferrante at TFerrante@carltonfields.com or Sara Younger at Sara.Younger@BayCare.org.