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Celebrating 50 Years


Join AHLA as we celebrate 50 years of excellence in health law!

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys, which after merging with the National Health Lawyers Association in 1997, founded AHLA. The Association will be commemorating our golden anniversary over the next year, culminating in a joyous celebration at the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
AHLA’s fifty years of “Leading health law to excellence through education, information, and dialogue” could not have been accomplished without the efforts of numerous and dedicated volunteers. AHLA began for the same reasons that it still flourishes today: health care lawyers wanted to communicate with each other about their craft. We thank you for your participation and support over these many years.

Help AHLA make our golden anniversary special!

  • Send us your photos from the “early days” of health law. Maybe you have photos from our early conferences and programs – we would love to have them! You may also be able to help us identify some of our mystery photographs found in storage!
  • Do you have great stories about important moments in the history of our organization, or just some funny anecdotes to share? Send us your stories!
  • Volunteer to write an article about your AHLA experience. We will consider it for submission in an upcoming issue of AHLA Connections or to post on our website.
  • Donate in support of AHLA's Public Interest mission. Consider gift increments of $50.
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