CLRC provides seminars, workshops, webinars, professional programs, and attends outreach events locally in Southern California, and throughout the country.  If you would like CLRC to conduct a training for your support group, hospital staff, or employees or to speak at an event or conference, please complete this form.

Cancer Legal Resource Center Seminar Topics

Seminar topics can cover national and/or state-specific information and can be provided in English or Spanish.

Overview of Cancer Legal Resource Center: This is an introduction to CLRC history, mission and services offered to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals.  Suggested time: 15-30 minutes

Cancer and the Law:  This presentation discusses the most common cancer-related legal issues for cancer patients and survivors, including health insurance options, employment rights and reasonable workplace accommodations, taking time off work, and access to disability insurance and government benefits, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  Suggested time: 45 minutes – 2 hours

Navigating Health Insurance: This is a seminar that covers basics, tips for taking control of your healthcare, health insurance rules and options, and health insurance appeals. Some of the laws discussed include COBRA, state COBRA plans, Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP), Medicaid, Medicare, Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) and other relevant healthcare laws.  Suggested time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Understanding Health Care Reform: This seminar helps attendees understand changes to the U.S. health care system under the Affordable Care Act.  Learn about new health insurance options available to children, young adults and adults with pre-existing conditions and consumer protections related to rescissions, annual limits and lifetime caps on coverage, and access to clinical trials.  In addition, this seminar covers new requirements for coverage of preventive care and new Medicare benefits. Suggested time: 1 – 1.5 hours

Employment & Taking Time Off Work: This comprehensive overview covers rights and protections of employees (including caregivers) in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state fair employment laws, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and state leave laws.  Suggested time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Estate/Advance Planning: This seminar helps people prepare by planning ahead to ensure that their loved ones and assets are protected.  It provides an overview of advanced health care directives, powers of attorney for financial affairs, conservatorships, and wills and trusts. Suggested time: 45 minutes – 1.5 hours

Disability Insurance and Financial Assistance: This presentation covers benefits available to people who are temporarily or permanently unable to work and what eligibility requirements they must meet under private disability insurance, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), state disability insurance options and state paid family leave programs.  Suggested time: 45 minutes – 1 hour

Medicare: This presentation covers all aspects of Medicare coverage, including standard Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans, eligibility for clinical trials and preventive services under Medicare, and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.  Suggested time: 1 – 2 hours

Five Legal Tips for Cancer Patients:  This workshop gives an overview of five common legal questions that cancer patients have, including employment issues, insurance, consumer debt, advance planning, and insurance appeals.  Suggested time: 1 hour

*Customized seminars are also available upon request, based on interest and audience.

For questions about alternative workshop topics, email clrc@drlcenter.org.