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The brain injury law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP has announced that it is offering a scholarship to a student, who is a survivor of traumatic brain injury and is pursuing a college education.
The scholarship idea was the brainchild of Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, who each year devote their time and dedicate a portion of our firm’s fees to brain injury education, prevention and advocacy.
De Caro is a member of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America, while Kaplen is three-term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. Both have served as chairperson of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.
The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one applicant for the year 2017. Full details and the application can be viewed at: http://brainlaw.com/traumatic-brain-injury-scholarship-fund/
WHAT: The Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law will host its second annual symposium, “Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons Learned from Our Nation’s Athletes and Military,” that will feature professionals knowledgeable in veterans’ issues including the effects of traumatic brain injury. These professionals will discuss the relationship between injuries observed in athletes and in our nation’s service members.
WHO: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Susan Okie, former medical reporter and national science editor of the Washington Post, will discuss, “The Aftermath of Traumatic Brain Injury in the War Zone.”
Amy Odom, director of litigation for the National Veterans Legal Services Program Alex Pracht, veteran of the U.S. Army and client of the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic Shawn Lee, veteran and attorney in the law firm, Fox Stretz and Quinn Eric Hart, associate clinical professor in the department of health psychology Paul Anderson, attorney with The Klamann Law Firm; creator of NFLConcussionLitigation.com Marvin Washington, member of the 1998 Denver Broncos Super Bowl team Douglas E. Abrams, associate professor of law Justin Trueblood, president of the Mizzou Law Sports Society Rex Sharp, associate athletic director for sports, University of Missouri Department of Athletics Michael Sam, former MU defensive lineman Amelia Tapp, decision review officer, St. Louis VA Regional Office
WHEN & WHERE: 8 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11
Room 7, Hulston Hall, MU Campus
NOTES: The symposium is free and open to the public. For a full schedule, please visit: http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/event/program-17/
Live streaming of this event will be available at: http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/event/video-3/
In the afternoon, the Veterans Clinic will host a free 3-hour continuing legal education session for attorneys and service officers discussing veterans’ benefits cases in detail.
Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. To register, please visit: http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/event/registration/
Concussion Litigation Reporter — June 2015
June 2015, Vol. 3, No. 12
Timely reporting on developments and legal strategies at the intersection of sports and concussions—articles that benefit practicing attorneys who may be pursuing a claim or defending a client.
- Appeals Court Sides with School District after Cheerleader Sues over Concussion
- Chief Judge Dismisses Claim the Soccer Organizations are Culpable for Concussions
- Court Grants Summary Judgment to School District Targeted over Concussions
- NCAA Concussion lawsuits a Plea for Strict Liability
- Attorneys: Findings of CTE in Hockey Player Bolster Our Case
- Courts Provides Partial Victory for Riddell
- Federal Judge Finds for School District, Others in Concussion Case
- Personal Injury Lawyer in Ohio Focuses on Concussion Issue
- SEC Lessens Concussion Risk with New Policy