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Rhodes Law Institute To Focus on Medical Malpractice Litigation

Publication Date: 10/14/2010

The 23rd Rhodes Institute on the Profession of Law will be held Friday, Oct. 22, in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year’s institute, titled, “Do We Need Medical Malpractice Tort Reform?” will examine medical malpractice litigation and reform proposals. The national focus on health care reform has brought this perennial subject back into the public mind, making the time ripe for a fresh look at the intersection of medicine and the law.

The panel will feature two distinguished attorneys representing both sides of the reform argument.  Sherman “Tiger” Joyce, executive director of the American Tort Reform Association, is a leading voice for tort reform in this country. Jim M. Perdue Jr. is a founding member of Perdue & Kidd in Houston, where he specializes in catastrophic personal injury litigation. In 1996, he attained one of the largest malpractice verdicts in the country. Dr. Dan Cullen, program director of the Institute and associate professor of political science at Rhodes, will moderate the program.

Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC is a sponsor of this year’s institute.

The session has been approved for 4.25 hours of general CLE credit. The cost is $325; for each additional registrant from the same firm, the cost will be $275. A complimentary breakfast will be provided 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  Register online at www.rhodes.edu/lawinstitute or by phone at (901) 843-3965.

For more information, contact Tracy Vezina Patterson, associate director of Alumni Relations, at pattersont@rhodes.edu or (901) 843-3856.

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