Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting Fall 2021: President's Update
Dear AALNC Members and colleagues,
Ah, fall…my absolute favorite time of year. I write to you today on the last day of our hugely successful 2021 LNC Awareness Week. I hope many of you took advantage of the great discounts oﬀered exclusively that week on an array of products and education oﬀerings, most important our second annual LNC Jumpstart virtual program coming up this month. I was privileged to participate in one of my favorite AALNC oﬀerings, “So You Want to Be an LNC” webinar with my fellow board members Erin Gollogly and Lisa Mancuso. On Friday we wrapped up a fun week with something new, “Tings I Wish I Would’ve Known: LNC Lessons Learned.”
I was joined by board members Jeanine Frumenti, Laura Nissim, and Jennifer Parks in an interactive round table discussion providing great advice from seasoned LNCs. Completing the panel was our own Karen Wilkinson, Director of Programs and Nurse planner. Both events were well attended and oﬀered 1 hour each of CNE. If you missed either session, they are both available on demand at AALNC.org.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out The Briefing, AALNC’s newly launched content hub. Many months of hard work went into creating this official content source loaded with valuable and relevant information tailored to legal nurse consulting. The Briefng is a great resource for our LNC community and our clients. Each month you will see industry stories tailored specifically to your needs. We are excited to oﬀer this new resource to our legal community as we continue to the set the gold standard in our field.
The second annual LNC Jumpstart, our virtual workshop, is just days away on Friday, September 10th. We received much constructive feedback from last year’s attendees and have integrated the best ideas into this year’s event. Karen Wilkinson and her team have a unique program planned for this year including LNC clinical, practice, and business education, complete with hands-on takeaways. We have several excellent speakers lined up who will give real world, valuable guidance to new and seasoned LNCs. Not only will you walk away with over 4 hours of CNE, but also with form and report templates you can use immediately in your own practice. I hope to see you all there!
By now you all know the important diﬀerence between a certificate received when completing an LNC course and board certification, LNCC®, the only LNC certification recognized by the ANCC. But do you know the diﬀerence between the word ‘autumn’ and ‘fall’? Well, it turns out there isn’t much diﬀerence. Both words are used to describe the season between summer and winter. Both originated in Britain. Autumn is older and from the Latin autumnus which has no derivation and was the more popular term for a long time. Fall is more American and derived from the leaves of the trees falling. Whichever you prefer, I hope you enjoy all the beauty, traditions, and fun associated with the season.
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