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Penn Law's Center on Ethics and Rule of Law presents Legal Responses to the Opioid Addiction Crisis, March 16

PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 12, 2018 – The Opioid Addiction Crisis has tragically impacted our country with an estimated annual death rate of 65,000 – more than the total loss of life from the Vietnam War and the death rate from HIV at the peak of the epidemic. Opioid abuse and addiction has become a vexing and complex public health issue that cuts across multiple sectors of our society. On Friday March 16 at 1:00pm, The Center for Ethics and Rule of Law (CERL) will host a public conversation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School designed to identify criminal, civil and regulatory solutions to address this crisis and to prevent a reoccurrence of this kind of public health emergency. 

Speakers for this high-level, one-day event include health care professionals, lawyers, legislators, psychologists, and scholars from a variety of disciplines, who will discuss recent developments in the opioid epidemic as well as proposals for legal action and policy reform. Participants will address questions that affect each of their professional communities in different, but interrelated ways.

The panel discussions are free and open to the public. Co-sponsors for the event are the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute and the Sheller Family Foundation.

To learn more and to RSVP, please go to: https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/cerl/conferences/legalresponsesopioidcrisis/

This program has been approved for 4 ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $160.00 ($80.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.


Contact: 
Rebecca Anderson
University of Pennsylvania Law School 
Ph: (215) 898-9216
randers@law.upenn.edu


 

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