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    Roles of Legal Nurse Consultants, Nurse Experts, In Forensic Investigation and Legal Proceedings Examined

    Nurses connect with the justice system in important ways, including working as legal nurse consultants with or at law firms to help attorneys assess the viability of cases ranging from medical malpractice to personal injury. In addition, nurses are often called upon to offer their expertise in court.

    The Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne will explore the professional interaction between nurses and attorneys during The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants and Nurse Experts in Forensic Investigation and Legal Proceedings.

    The fourth in the five-part Forensic Fridays series, this seminar will include the following presenters:

    • Dr. Kathleen Sekula, associate professor of nursing at Duquesne and coordinator of the University's Graduate Forensic Nursing Programs
    • Andrew Kimball, medical malpractice attorney
    • Robert Del Greco, criminal defense attorney
    • Kathy Carney, legal nurse consultant
    • Debra Shane, nurse expert.

    The Forensic Fridays series was developed by the Wecht Institute to offer continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities on a regular basis and in shorter courses better suited to the busy schedules of professionals.

    When: Friday, April 20, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

    Where: Room 505/506, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

    Information: The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants and Nurse Experts has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for three (3) hours of substantive CLE credit. Continuing education credits for nurses are also available.

    For more information on the Forensic Fridays seminars and to register, call 412.396.1330, email or visit

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