McGeorge School of Law

Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy Workshop

Date: Oct. 7, 2011

Where: Classroom D

Presented By:

The ABA Health Law Section Breast Cancer Task Force
Capital Center for Law & Policy
McGeorge Health Law Association
U.C. Davis Cancer Center


One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer patients face a variety of legal problems related to their illness, including quality of care concerns, insurance coverage issues, and employment-related issues. This seminar was primarily designed to empower and educate attorneys, but may also have benefitted providers and community leaders, to be effective legal advocates for breast cancer patients, their families and those who care for them.

MCLE Credit

This program is approved for MCLE credit by The State Bar of California for 3.5 hours. McGeorge School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of The State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.


Helen K. Chew, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis; Director, Clinical Breast Cancer Program, U.C. Davis Cancer Center

J. Clark Kelso, Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law

Jamie Ledezma, Esq., Cancer Legal Resource Center

Anna Orlowski, Chief Health System Counsel, U.C. Davis Health System

Wendy L. Tauriainen, Senior Counsel, Hanson Bridgett

Patricia Tweedy, JD, Sacramento Mediator Attorney at Law

Sue Ann Van Dermyden, JD, Van Dermyden Allison Law Corporation