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PRESENTATION TITLE:    HIPAA, Privacy, and Litigation (Discovery, Disclosure & Evidence Practicum)

Topics Covered:                                Ethics, Litigation, Privacy Laws

Paralegals in the litigation profession embark on discovery that may involve complex matters pertaining to privacy laws, including obtaining medical records and other sensitive information from governmental and private organizations. This course will provide a brief overview of the HIPAA implications involved in obtaining records, various federal and state privacy laws, and their implications in civil litigation, domestic relations, and probate law.

This presentation will include a lecture and a practicum to help hone and practice skills required when it comes to Privacy Laws and Litigation.

This will be a two hour session including one hour of lecture and one hour of practical interactive application.

Ed C. Schneider, F.Inst.Pa., EMT, EMD-A

Ed Schneider is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a BA in Criminology and Legal Studies and a minor in Biomedical Sciences and is currently the President of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association. He received his EMT license credential from the Grandville High School/LIFE EMS Ambulance EMT program. He became a licensed EMT with the State of Michigan in 2003 and with the State of Illinois in 2007 and has been licensed since. Additionally, he holds his Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher certification with the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch. From 2003 through 2007 and 2013 through 2014, he has worked as an Emergency Medical Technician and 911 Medical Dispatcher and served on the FEMA National Disaster Support Crew for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Dean deployments. Since 2007, he has worked as a litigation paralegal for a variety of firms in Illinois and Colorado. He holds his Tier 4 Practicing License with the United Kingdom of Institute of Paralegals and was elected fellow of the organization in 2015. He has presented on a variety of topics ranging from same-sex marriage to international law and also wrote for the National Paralegal Reporter on HIPAA.

In addition to these roles, he has served as VP of Administration (2015-2016) and President-Elect (2016-2017) of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association; Secretary of the Colorado GLBT Bar Association (2010 – 2014); Paralegal Section Co-Chair of the Boulder County Bar Association (2011-2013); and the City & County of Denver Commission on Persons with Disabilities.

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