Continuing Legal Education

Health Care Law and the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

August 18-20, 2014 | 17.75 CLE credits (including 1.0 ethics credit) for attending all three days

The Health Law Certificate program is designed to broaden your knowledge and deepen your ability to engage health law issues. This three day program was designed by experienced practitioners who know the most relevant and important topics in engaging important and emerging areas of Health Law.


Topics include regulatory compliance, bioethics, malpractice, and of course, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Most importantly, during this program you will receive perspectives on topics from plaintiffs, defendants, and regulators.

Health Law is a growing area of practice. For those lawyers wanting to learn more about how to practice in this area or broaden the information they already have, this program was designed for you. Current practitioners will also gain an update on substantive issues facing the practice of health law, especially in regard to the impact of health law reform on established health care laws.

Topics include:

Medical Marijuana

National Cannabis Industry Association, Kurt Boehl

Government & Public Affairs

Premera Blue Cross, Senior Vice President, Kitti Cramer

Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff Attorney

Chemnick Moen Greenstreet, Tyler Goldberg-Hoss

Health Care, Public Benefits, Affordable Care Act

Northwest Justice Project, Ashley Greenberg

United States Attorney's Office, Western District

Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, Harold Malkin

Patient Law Advocate, PLLC, Olga Owens

Health Care providers - Defendant Attorney

Peick Boyer Law Group, P.S., John Peick

Government investigations, compliance issues, False Claims Act

Lane Powell, Michelle Peterson

Health Benefit Exchange, Director of Legal Services, Brian Peyton

Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Premera Blue Cross, Senior Vice President, John Pierce


Commissioner Eric Schmidt, Court of Appeals Division II, served as Senior Health Law Judge for Washington State Department of Health

Professional Responsibility, legal malpractice

Seattle University School of Law, John Strait

Health Care for All - Washington, Sarah K. Weinberg, M.D.

Health Care providers - Plaintiff Attorney

Joanne Werner, R.N., M.S., J.D.


The first two days of the program will cover general issues in health law, with the third day devoted solely to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its effects. Attendees may attend part of the program for CLE credit, or attend the entire program for CLE credit and a Certificate of completion. Health Law is an important and growing area of practice. This three day program is designed to be a "practice foundation" program. For those attorneys interested in seeing how the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is changing the world of Health Care Law, attend day 3 only with its exclusive focus on Obamacare.

Get the full agenda here (PDF).


Registration options:

Day 1, 2 & 3: Health Law Certificate Program
General Registration - $595; SU School of Law Alumni - $545

Day 3 Only: Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act
General Registration - $250; SU School of Law Alumni - $225