September 8, 2006
Professionals & criminals: preserving professional licenses
Your client is facing criminal charges similar to cases you have handled many times before. This client, however, holds a professional license such as a nurse, dentist, social worker, pharmacist, physician, dietician or accountant. They want to know what effect a plea or conviction will have on their ability to practice. They want to know what they need to report to their licensing board and when.
Defending the professionally licensed individual can add a whole new twist to the picture. Elizabeth Y. Collis and Terri-Lynne B. Smiles of Collis Smiles & Collis can help with this dilemma with a discussion of professional licensure law in the seminar “Professionals & Criminals: Preserving the Livelihood of Professionally Licensed Individuals” on Sept. 20 from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m.
This overview of Ohio professional licensure law will provide you with information as to the types of criminal charges, convictions and pleas that will affect your client’s professional license; the approaches of the professional boards to common criminal issues; and the basic rules of administrative hearings. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the licensing boards and how they deal with licensees who are chemically impaired or have criminal convictions, as well as professional reporting requirements. This seminar will be of particular interest to criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors and DUI attorneys.
Register online at www.cbalaw.org or phone 614/221.4112 for event # 3614. The cost is $85 prepaid/$95 day of for members, $125 prepaid/$135 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$65 day of for paralegals.