I am offering two updated law firm brochures for nurses and these are available to individual nurses and nursing students who need legal assistance. The first brochure discusses the difference between a legal consultation vs. legal coaching vs. traditional legal representation. The second brochure reviews State Nursing Board complaints.
If you would like a brochure, send me an email at NURSINGLAW@live.com. Include in the email your full name, mailing address, and State of Licensure(s) and I will email the brochure(s) to you.
These brochures are for nurses who need assistance before the State Nursing Board; my brochures are not for attorneys who are trying to break into the nurse license defense market by poaching articles, website information, and other documents from more established attorneys and their law firms.
The lyrics in one of Top 10 favorite rap songs says "there is evil in the streets and everybody is starving..." Some attorneys are starving for clients similar to "The Walking Dead" zombies and will do anything to obtain clients. Please don't call me on Sunday from 7pm to 10pm because I am watching The Walking Dead!
What is anything?
IMO, anything is representing a nurse before the State Nursing knowing full well the attorney is not familiar with the process and procedure and cannot adequately counsel and advise or defend the nurse. Anything is taking a case because it is "just a State Nursing Board case" and how difficult can it be anyway as you took an "admin law" course in law school and one of your uncle's babies moms is a physical therapist and in nursing school. Anything is saying you have represented nurses before (implying you have represented nurses before the State Nursing Board) when what you really mean is you have done wills, trust, personal injury, and/or divorce cases for a RN, LPN, APRN, or nursing student.
I had planned to post my two updated law firm brochures online but I decided not to because there is an attorney who has copied and pasted information from my law firm website, www.nursing-jurisprudence.com to his/her website which IMO shows a lack of ethics, civility and professionalism. Also it is just plain tacky.
Just ask me can you copy and paste the info and I would 9 times of out 10 say "yes" because it is just not that serious and I like to help other attorneys if I can; I am a helper and often I help until it hurts. Oh, snap, of course I help until it hurts, I am a nurse.
Nurse license defense is very small Bar and niche area of practice in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. I can count 4-8 lawyers in Ohio, 2 in Kentucky, and 1 in Indiana who I know practice from day to day in nurse license defense or health care professional license defense work and who I would have defend me before the State Nursing Board if I accidentally and without specific intent slapped someone in the face for stealing my material.
Bit of Advice: Once you get a "rep" as being a bottom feeder, borrowing material and holding it out as your own, and/or engaging in other questionable behavior in nurse license defense; it follows you for the remainder of your admin law practice.
I don't stick my feet in criminal defense, wills and trust, personal injury, workers compensation, or other areas because my cup of Lipton tea, bread and butter, and WC coffee heavy heavy is nurse license defense. If you are an attorney and you are taking on your first State Nursing Board case; then say so to a nurse contacting you for assistance and co-counsel with another attorney or at least allow your client to make an informed decision on whether or not retain your services.
Nurse License Defense is a mixture of admin law, civil law, family law and criminal law and the implications for dropping the ball are vast. You can screw up and extinguish the ability to earn a living, pursue higher education (BSN, MSN, etc.), become an advanced practice nurse, and smother their aspirations, dreams and hopes by having a nurse sign Board of Nursing, Consent Agreements, Consent Decrees, and Agreed Orders if you cannot adequately inform the nurse or nursing school graduate of their options and the implications of signing on the dotted line.
These are not CANDY LAND cases, Sugar Drop! Candy Land is described as a simple game.
Nurse License Defense is anything & everything but simple!