QPWB attorneys are active in numerous industry associations and institutions. Many serve on committees and are in leadership positions within the following organizations:
American Bar Association, www.abanet.org
ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, CLEs, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
American Health Care Association, www.ahca.org
ACHA is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled and subacute care providers that assist more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.
Assisted Living Federation of America, www.alfa.org
ALFA is the largest association exclusively dedicated to the assisted living industry and the population it serves. ALFA represents over 5,000 for-profit and not-for-profit providers of assisted living as well as a diverse range of organizations involved in the assisted living industry. With more than 40 state affiliates nationwide, ALFA promotes the philosophy of consumer choice and quality of life for seniors.
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, www.aha.org
The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is a membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 4,300 members representing health care, insurance, law and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources and the maintenance of safe working environments.
Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association, www.cfglla.org
CFGLLA is a regional Voluntary Bar Association of The Florida Bar.
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, www.theclm.org
CLM is a nonpartisan alliance committed to furthering the highest standards of litigation management. The Council recognizes lawyers who meet high standards. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only, based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
Defense Research Institute, www.dri.org
DRI is the national organization of defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to DRI members and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, Corporate America, and state and local defense organizations.
The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, www.thefederation.org
FDCC is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction. Members include defense counsel in private practice, in-house corporate and insurance counsel, and non-attorney claims executives. The FDCC was founded in 1936 as the Federation of Insurance Counsel. The organization’s guiding principles is to promote knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits. The FDCC’s substantive law sections span virtually every area of defense practice. Membership in FDCC is limited, selective, and by nomination only. Nominees’ qualifications are rigorously investigated to ensure those selected have distinguished themselves professionally.
Florida Association of Directors of Nursing Administration, www.fadona.org
FADONA is a state chapter of NADONA. The Alliance Council was created to give vendors and other allied LTC professionals an opportunity to derive the maximum benefit from Patron membership, while networking at the highest levels. Membership is open to any interested professional, organization or firm involved in providing services or products to the LTC industry.
Florida Association of Homes for the Aging, www.faha.org
The Florida Association of Homes for the Aging (FAHA) was established in 1963 as a Florida not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to provide leadership, advocacy, and education for retirement housing and nursing home communities that serve the needs of Florida’s retirees.
Florida Association of Healthcare Attorneys, www.fha.org
FAHA provides an opportunity for legal seminars, and provides assistance to FHA in drafting and advocating legislation important to FHA members.
Florida Assisted Living Affiliation, www.falausa.com
FALA was created because owners, operators and supporters of assisted living wanted a trade association that was solely and exclusively dedicated to assisted living.
Florida Association of Women Lawyers, www.fawl.org
FAWL is a voluntary bar association that was formed in 1951 to promote women’s rights and common interests of women lawyers. FAWL has 2,500 members, primarily women lawyers in the state of Florida.
Florida Defense Lawyers Association, www.fdla.org
The Florida Defense Lawyers Association was formed in April 1967 to represent the interests of lawyers in private practice who primarily defend civil matters. Over 1000 strong, FDLA now extends membership to lawyers employed by public agencies and private corporations.
Florida Health Care Association, www.fhca.org
FHCA works to educate society and government to invest in the well-being of elderly and disabled individuals and to assure access to long-term care. FHCA is committed to developing necessary and reasonable public policies which balance economic and regulatory principles in order to support quality care and the quality of life.
Florida Hospital Association, www.fha.org
FHA is a not-for-profit association representing all types of hospitals throughout the state. Through advocacy, education, research, representation, and service, the FHA carries out its mission. Membership includes over 230 hospitals, 20 Professional Membership Groups, and over 2,000 professional members.
Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management, www.fha.org
FSHRM provides an organized structure at the local and state level for individuals in the field of health care risk management; provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of resources; and serves as a resource to related government organizations and associations.
Florida Trucking Association. www.fltrucking.org
The FTA is a dynamic advocate and resource for Florida’s trucking and transportation industry. The nonprofit organization serves and represents the interests of members at the national and state level, through training and community involvement, while promoting highway and driver safety.
The Hispanic National Bar Association, www.hnba.org
HNBA is a non-profit professional association representing the interests of over 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, law students and paralegals in the United States including Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The HNBA collaborates with local Hispanic Bar associations in over 100 cities in the United States as well as with other specialty Bars and the American Bar Association.
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, www.ihccbusiness.net
IHCC is the leading Hispanic business organization in the state of Illinois. The business advocacy group works in partnership with Hispanic and non-Hispanic business organizations throughout the State of Illinois.
Minority In-House Counsel Association, www.mymihca.org
MIHCA is a non-profit organization focused on the professional development, education, networking and career advancement of minority in-house counsel. MIHCA’s goal is to increase overall diversity in the legal profession, particularly in corporate and government law departments.
National Center for Assisted Living, www.ncal.org
NCAL is the assisted living voice of AHCA. While NCAL is a distinct entity within AHCA with its own staff and budget, NCAL also utilizes AHCA’s cadre of attorneys, research analysts, lobbyists, public relations professionals, editorial staff and other long-term care experts.
National Investment Centers for the Seniors Housing and Care Industries, www.nic.org
Founded in 1991, NIC facilitates efficient capital formation for the seniors housing and care industries by providing research, networking and business and financial information.
The National LGBT Bar Association, www.lgbtbar.org
The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professional, law students, activists, and affiliates lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender legal organizations. In 1992, the LGBT Bar became an official affiliate of the American Bar Association and it now works closely with the ABA’s Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities and its Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.
The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (www.namwolf.org) was founded in June 2001. Headquartered in Milwaukee, NAMWOLF is a national trade association that advocates for promoting true diversity in the legal profession by fostering the development of long lasting relationships between preeminent minority and women owned law firms and private /public entities.
Trucking Industry Defense Association, www.tida.org
TIDA is a non-profit association with members devoted to sharing knowledge and resources for defense of the trucking industry. Founded in 1993, TIDA’s membership is comprised of over 1,600 motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys and claims servicing companies. The organization is committed to reducing the cost of claims and lawsuits against the trucking industry. Members work to develop strategies and share knowledge to defend the trucking industry in personal injury, property damage, worker’s compensation and cargo claims. TIDA members advocate on behalf of the industry’s interests.