Shawn Kravich, Associate Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center, was kind enough to provide the information below. If you are dealing with cancer and need help with a legal issue, the CLRC is a fantastic resource. Thank you, Shawn and the Cancer Legal Resource Center!
A cancer diagnosis may carry with it a variety of potential legal issues, relating to insurance, access to care and government benefits, consumer rights, advanced planning, and employment. While we recognize that it should not take legal resources to access healthcare, understand insurance options, or preserve one’s job, it frequently does. When information is easily accessible and understandable, we believe the quality of cancer survivorship improves.
The Cancer Legal Resource Center, a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles, is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to people coping with cancer.
The CLRC provides a comprehensive array of free services in English and Spanish to individuals coping with cancer-related legal issues. The CLRC hosts a toll-free, national Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC), educational seminars, information on cancer-related public policy issues, and Cancer Rights Conferences on cancer-related legal issues. For more information about the services provided by the CLRC, please visit their website at www.CancerLegalResourceCenter.org.
Shawn will provide an informational seminar on Cancer and the Law at the Cancer Support Community VVSB in Westlake Village, CA on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:30pm. Please click here for details.
Shawn Kravich is Associate Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center. Prior to joining the CLRC in 2010, Mr. Kravich had fellowships at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in DC, and a research and writing fellowship for law faculty at the University of Chicago School of Law and Columbia Law School. He is a member of the California, Connecticut, and New York state bars.