Archives for September 2011

Social Networking in the Workplace: Advice for Employers

How are your employees using Facebook, Twitter, blogs, posts, tweets, and emails in the workplace?  What are the legal impacts of social media and social networking for employers and employees?  Do I need a social media policy?  Susan Ellinger and Steven Carr will discuss these topics at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Public Housing Authorities directors Association September 26, 2011 in Wilmington, NC.  Their presentation addresses emerging legal issues and “breaking news” about how these important legal issues emphasize the need for an organizational social media policy.

When Medical Procedures Go Wrong… Collaborative Dispute Resolution of Healthcare and Medical Error Cases

Steven Carr is now participating as a collaborative lawyer, representing patients, physicians and other health care providers in a revolutionary new program designed as an alternative to medical malpractice lawsuits and to facilitate health care settlement agreements when medical errors occur or when a patient suffers an adverse outcome from a medical treatment or surgery, whether an error has occurred or not.

For more information about the IACT program, visit and view the video describing the IACT program and how the program will be beneficial to all of the participants and will help to improve health care outcomes and to resolve cases without the cost and pain of litigation. Call Steven for more information.

Risk and Reward in Community Development: Protecting the PHA in Community Development Transactions

Susan Ellinger and Steven Carr will be featured speakers November 7th at the Southeastern Regional Council-National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (SERC-NAHRO) in Point Clear, Alabama November 6 through November 8, 2011.  Assessing the risks and rewards, protecting the agency, the board of directors, and staff in community development transactions will be a topic of discussion and updates.  Other topics include the relationships between public housing authorities and nonprofits and their respective boards, as well as the executive director’s role during the transaction process.