The main role of a Legal Nurse Consultant is to evaluate, analyze, and render informed opinions on the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes.
Distinct from a paralegal or legal assistant, the Legal Nurse Consultant is a unique and valuable member of the litigation team. Legal Nurse Consultants bring specialized education and clinical expertise to the medically related issues of the litigation process.
The practice of Legal Nurse Consulting is performed in the collaboration with attorneys and others involved in the legal process. The independent practice of law does not fall within the Legal Nurse Consultant's scope of practice.
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
New Jersey Chapter seeks to:
To provide members with opportunities and experiences to further their professional development as Legal Nurse Consultants
To increase awareness within the legal and medical communities of the profession of Legal Nurse Consulting
To promote excellence within the profession by encouraging adherence to standards of practice and the AALNC Code of ethics.
To maximize the viability and effectiveness of the association to ensure the successful implementation of its goals.
The NJ Chapter was established in 1997 to provide members with continuing education and networking opportunities at the local level in support of AALNC's mission and goals.