Health Law members participate in New England Law career panel

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 By Jim Downes
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From left: MBA members Jim Downes, Anne Stevenson and Elizabeth Steel at a health law career panel for students at New England Law | Boston.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Massachusetts Bar Association's Health Law Section sponsored a health law career panel for students at New England Law | Boston, as part of the section's ongoing legal community outreach efforts. 

The panel, which included MBA members Elizabeth Steel, assistant general counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health; Anne Stevenson, a solo practitioner from Salem, who represents mental health patients for the Committee for Public Counsel Services; and Jim Downes, a retired hospital lawyer, who teaches health care compliance at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, provided a look at some of the diverse opportunities available in health law.  

The speakers discussed some of the many topics that fall under the general umbrella of health law, including trial work, policy development and enforcement; the various settings for a health law practice, including the hospital general counsel office, law firms, government agencies and academia; the importance of professional associations like the MBA; networking strategies; and the role of pro bono work in advancing a career.