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Little Rock Attorney Chosen as National Chair for American Bar Association's Breast Cancer Initiative

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Janet L. Pulliam, attorney at law and of counsel with Mitchell, Blackstock, Ivers, Sneddon & Marshall of Little Rock, Ark. has been recently appointed the Chair of the American Bar Association's National Breast Cancer Initiatives Executive Committee for 2016/2017.

Of note, Ms. Pulliam has held a leadership position on the American Bar Association's Health Law Section since 2006 and currently serves as Chair of the ABA's Breast Cancer Task Force and is former Vice Chair of the Section's Employee Benefits and Highly Compensated Employees Task Force.

The origin of the ABA Breast Cancer Task Force dates back over twenty years. In 1993, the ABA Commission on Women In The Profession presented a major program about legal issues affecting breast cancer patients.

Funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the ABA Commission developed a program on breast cancer advocacy for the ABA Annual meeting that year. The Breast Cancer Advocacy Initiative was developed by the American Bar Association to provided legal advocacy training to lawyers, to provide resources for lawyers and consumers dealing with breast cancer, and to educate women, attorneys and policymakers on the range of legal issues impacting women's health.

Ms. Pulliam was peer-selected as Lawyer of the Year in the area of Employment and Labor Litigation as published in Best Lawyers of America in 2015 and 2016.

Best Lawyers of America partnered with U.S. News & World Report, the leading rankings publication in the U.S., to rank law firms in the United States. Best Lawyers peer-reviewed listings are also now published in 70 countries around the world.

Ms. Pulliam was also noted in Super Lawyer Magazine as a "super lawyer" in the area of healthcare in the Mid-South region. Ms. Pulliam is also listed in Chambers USA and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

In addition to advocacy, Pulliam counsels and advises her clients which include medical providers, hospitals and schools, large and small corporations on the best practices to avoid litigation. She conducts internal investigations, negotiates, drafts and reviews employment contracts and separation agreements for physicians and highly compensated employees and assists physicians in peer review proceedings.

Pulliam ADR Strategies is an alternative dispute resolution firm started by Ms. Pulliam in 2015. Ms. Pulliam holds the following mediation certifications:
* Certified Mediator Arkansas ADR Commission
* American Health Lawyers Association Mediation Certification
* Northwestern University Certification Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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