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Need to fulfill your Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements? Creighton University School of Law provides numerous seminars throughout the academic year. 

Removing Obstacles to a Peaceful Death by Revising Health Professional Training and Payment Systems

Featuring Kathy Cerminara, Professor of Law, Shepard Broad College of Law

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm​

Ahmanson Law Center, Gross Appellate Courtroom
2133 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68178

Kathy CerminaraWe all will die, but the American health care system often impedes a peaceful death. Instead of a quiet death at home surrounded by loved ones, many of us suffer through overutilization of sometimes-toxic therapeutic interventions long past the time when those interventions do more good than harm. Revisions to health professional training and payment policy are needed to reduce physical and existential suffering during the terminal phase of illness.

The solution lies in seamless progression from treatment with integrated palliative care to hospice before death, but provider attitudes and payor practices must change for that to occur. Thus, the following proposals are examined: increased training in communicating truthfully about prognosis and prospective benefit of therapies; further adoption of interprofessional practice, which would familiarize more professionals with the team-based approach characteristic of palliative care; and revision of payment mechanisms to incentivize high-quality care whether it is of low or high intensity.

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Mangrum on Answers to Expert Evidentiary Questions

Featuring Speaker R. Collin Mangrum, JD, SJD, Professor, Endowed Chair, AA and Ethel Yossem Endowed Chair in Legal Ethics

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Mike and Josie Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom
602 North 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68178
United States

R. Collin Mangrum, JD, SJDThis seminar focuses entirely on Article Seven of the Rules of Evidence:  The Opinions of Lay and Expert Witnesses.

While attending the University of Utah School of Law, Professor Mangrum was associate editor of the Law Review. He was in private practice in Salt Lake City from 1975-1977; was Rotary International Foundation Fellow in 1977 and in 1978; and he joined the Creighton law faculty in 1979. He received a visiting scholar appointment to the University of Edinburgh in the fall of 1986. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Utah law School in 1985, 1996, 2004. 2006 and 2013. He was a visiting professor for Touro Law School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem for the summer of 2008.

He has written over thirty articles and three books. His book Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1900 (1988) (University of Illinois Press) won the National Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for 1989. His treatise, Mangrum on Nebraska Evidence (Thomsen Reuters, annual 2003-2013), serves as a primary source for practitioners and is frequently cited by the Nebraska courts on evidentiary issues. His treatise, Mangrum and Benson on Utah Evidence (Thomsen Reuters, annual 2004-2013) also serves as a primary source for Utah practitioners and is frequently cited by the courts in Utah. He regularly lectures to practitioners and the judiciary on evidentiary issues in Nebraska and Utah. He has successfully coached trial teams for the Texas Young Lawyers Trial Competition (TYLA) or National Trial Competition and the American Association of Justice (formerly ATLA) every year since 1989. He has also successfully coached teams for the ABA Arbitration Competition since 2008.

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