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Chapter Event: Northern California

Northern California Chapter Annual Joint Meeting with the Bay Area Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurses Consultants

Join the Northern California Chapter's annual joint meeting with the Bay Area chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurses Consultants, who have arranged for us to hear form Alameda County Medical Examiner, Forensic Pathology Expert Witness and leading author of the book Working Stiff, Judy Melinek, MD. This meeting will be held on Tuesday April 11th, the AALNC's normal monthly meeting day. 

This meeting will also feature a brief roundtable discussion when attendees will be allowed to share what directories and various listing services are the most effective in obtaining projects and cases.

FEWA members are invited to bring their CV and it will be placed in the speaker’s certificate package.

Come and join a group of diverse experts learn from a seasoned veteran!

Venue: Basque Cultural Center

*** FEWA members are invited to bring their CV and it will be placed in the speaker’s certificate package. ***


6:00 - 6:30: Networking

6:30 - 7:30: Dinner and Announcements

7:30 - 8:30: Program/Adjourn

Dr. Judy Melinek 

Dr. Melinek is a American Board of Pathology board-certified forensic pathologist practicing forensic medicine in San Francisco, California, and CEO of PathologyExpert Inc.

Dr. Melinek trained in pathology at University of California, Los Angeles and then as a forensic pathologist at the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office from 2001-2003. She has consulted and testified in criminal and civil cases in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

Dr. Melinek has been qualified as an expert witness in forensic pathology, neuropathology and wound interpretation. She has had subspecialty training in surgery and has published and consulted on cases of medical malpractice and therapeutic complications. She trains doctors and attorneys on forensic pathology, proper death reporting and certification. She has been invited to lecture at professional conferences on the subjects of death certification, complications of therapy, forensic toxicology and in-custody deaths. She has also published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature on subjects of surgical complications, death following gastric bypass, forensic toxicology, opioid overdose deaths, immunology, neuropathology and transplant surgery.

Past clients include the Santa Clara County District Attorney, Office of the County Counsel County of Contra Costa, Marin CountyPublic Defender, the Court Appointed Attorney Program of the Alameda County Bar Association, the Attorney General of the State of California, the United States Military, and many private civil plaintiff’s and defense attorneys. Dr. Melinek travels locally in Northern California to testify in and around the Bay Area including San Mateo, Santa Clara, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Lake, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma and Stanislaus Counties. She has also been called to Southern California to review cases in Los Angeles, San Bernadino, Riverside, Ventura and San Diego Counties.


This course has been approved for 1 CFLC Credit


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