Documentation: Your Best Defence

Finally!  The course you've been asking for!

Calgary November 25, 2019  (note date change)  Edmonton Nov 28, 2019

Due to a combination of unexpected life and work circumstances, Connect Experts has had to make some changes to the fall 2019 dates for ‘Documentation – Your Best Defence’.

We have had to cancel the conferences in Lethbridge and Red Deer and reschedule Calgary to late November. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to your planning and schedule.

Please join us in Calgary November 25th or in Edmonton November 28th. Our apologies, once again, for any inconvenience this may cause.

The decision was not made lightly and we hope that you will still be able to join us. It will be a great experience!

Registration now available!

Lawyers call the medical record "the one witness that never lies and never dies".  Nursing negligence lawsuits are often lost because the medical record fails to show that the nurse met the standard of care. Learn strategies for documentation that can protect and defend you in a lawsuit AND promotes safe patient care.

Good documentation is the key to your defense!

This just may be the most important nursing conference you’ll ever attend!



  • Effectively improve your documentation AND patient care
  • Examine attitudes and beliefs vs. facts and knowledge
  • Discuss landmark legal cases affecting the medical record
  • Learn what lawyers look for in the medical record
  • Examine documentation from real medical legal case studies

Improved Patient Safety is the Goal For all nurses of all specialties.


ChrisRokosh March2015 smallChris Rokosh RN, PNC(C), President of Connect Medical Legal Experts, has reviewed thousands of medical malpractice cases in her successful career as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Her course 'Legal Issues in Nursing’ is one of Canada's highest rated and most attended nursing education courses. Chris is a warm engaging speaker who connects with audiences on a truly personal level. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in medical legal issues and nursing education. Chris's company - Connect Medical Legal Experts Inc., is Canada’s premier provider of healthcare experts to Canada medical malpractice lawyers. She is the author of “Shift. Change. Empowering Nurses with Medical Legal Knowledge” – offering insight to healthcare professionals on protecting themselves and patients by focusing on patient centered care.




Joe Miller, Weir Bowen, LLP represents plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. He has litigated more medical malpractice claims than any other plaintiff’s lawyer in Alberta. He has appeared before Alberta’s highest courts and conducted seminars on medical malpractice issues for both lawyers and physicians. Joe has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada. In 2010, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel by Alberta’s Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council, recognizing his outstanding expertise, work and contributions. In 2011, Joe received the Gary J. Biggs Champion of Justice Award from the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, and was invited to join the Litigation Council of America whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of lawyers. A native Albertan, Joe is a graduate of the University of Alberta. 



PaulMcGivernPaul McGivern, Pacific Medical Law, Vancouver is a senior litigator who acts exclusively in plaintiff’s medical negligence cases. Paul brings a unique background of 17 years as a medical malpractice defence counsel. He has litigated hundreds of cases, many of which have involved multi¬-million dollar claims. He has a reputation for understanding the technically intricate medical and legal issues of complex malpractice actions in a number of high-profile cases, some of which set legal precedents. He has appeared as a lead counsel before every court level in British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Court of Canada. Paul is frequently invited to speak at continuing medical/legal education programs and is an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia, where he taught civil procedure for 18 years.




Richard Halpern, Thomson Rogers, Toronto is a senior lawyer with more than 30 years experience representing injured patients across Canada. He has appeared in Ontario’s highest courts, the Superior Court of Ontario and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Richard has written extensively on birth injury, obstetrics and newborn injury, as well as on more general medical malpractice issues and legal strategies. In the past decade, Richard has delivered more than 70 presentations to professional groups on medical-legal matters. He was the recipient of the Ontario Bar Association’s Award for Distinguished Service to the legal profession, and has been recognized through inclusion in the Best Lawyers and in the Canadian Legal L’expert Directory as one of the Most Frequently Recommended Leading Toronto Practitioners representing plaintiffs in Medical Negligence cases.


We can do better, we want to do better. We just don’t always know how.


  • Cost is $269 plus tax.
  • Credits 6.5 hours of education.
  • Course runs from 8:30 to 4:00
  • Includes full breakfast served 7:30 to 8:15. Lunch from 12 to 12:45.
  • Paperless course



  • November 25, 2019 - Note Date Change
  • Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza



  • November 28, 2019
  • Radisson South


Funding assistance may be available for this course. Contact your provincial association or other nursing education funders. For example, Alberta nurses can contact ARNET. Ontario nurses contact the RNAO.

Chris Rokosh's amazing new book "Shift. Change. Empowering Nurses with Medical Legal Knowledge" will be available at the course for the discounted price of $30 plus tax. The book offers practical insights to healthcare professionals on how to protect themselves and patients through patient centered care.

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