In Search of a Tech Savvy Lawyer, with Almeta Cooper, The AECooperGroup (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 274)
Nationally recognized attorney Almeta Cooper joins host John Ray to define tech competence in attorneys and why business owners need tech savvy lawyers representing them. “North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Almeta Cooper, The AECooperGroup
Almeta Cooper is a nationally known healthcare leader. Her C-Suite peers trust her judgment, experience, accountability and integrity. She resolves problems at all levels of complex healthcare organizations. Almeta is a calm center of leadership in a crisis. She is passionate about providing equality in healthcare.
From a 20,000 member healthcare professional association, to academic health professions institutions, to a $3 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, Almeta has provided strategic guidance and innovative solutions. She advised governing bodies and senior leaders how to respond to complex federal healthcare investigations, saving millions. She oversaw the integration of 800 independent physicians into a major medical center. She co-chaired a strategic initiative to integrate telemedicine into existing and future medical services for a leading healthcare academic institution.
Almeta serves on the board of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), an independent research institute focusing on economic issues critical to the U.S. healthcare system. Almeta also serves on the Senior Living and Services Subsidiary Board and Health Care Quality Committee of National Church Residences (NCR), the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior affordable housing and supportive services.
Almeta is past president of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and its board. She served as an advisory board member of the Women Business Leaders in the Healthcare Industry Foundation. She was corporate secretary for the OSU Wexner Medical Center board, and board liaison for the Ohio State Medical Association governing board. Almeta stays current with emerging board issues through her participation in the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Almeta was most recently senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and AHLA. Almeta is the 2012 recipient of the AHLA David J. Greenburg Service Award. She received recognition in the nation’s largest African American oral history video collection, The History Makers, for her significant contributions to the legal field.
Almeta holds a B.A. in German from Wells College and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. She creates meaningful connections through personal and community service, and she describes her recent tandem skydiving jump as a lesson in trust and courage.
Questions/Topics Discussed in this Show
- What is important about a lawyer being tech savvy ?
- Isn’t tech competence a part of what a lawyer should know how to do?
- How should a person choose a lawyer and what do you ask about tech competence ?
- When do you ask about tech competence? When you hire a lawyer?
- How does a person know if a lawyer has met the standard for tech competence?
- What is a common example of a problems caused when a lawyer lacks tech competence ?
- What happens if my lawyer makes a mistake caused by a lack of tech competence? What should you do? Where do complain?
- What’s a good tip for finding a tech savvy lawyer?
North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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