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Anatomy for Lawyers

CLE Hours: 6 including 6 General, 1 Ethics, 0 Professionalism, 0 Trial Practice

State Bar of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia



Please Note: Speakers, session times and credit hours are subject to change



Featured Speaker:


Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., Professor, Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA










Julia D. Neighbors, ICLE Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA




Ethics in medicine and the law (Ethics)


Explore a variety of medical problems as you discuss the ethical issues involved with medical records and the doctor/patient relationship.




Basics of the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, and soft tissues


Discover the parts of the skeletal and muscular systems as you learn the purpose of bone, the function of a joint and the differences among muscles, ligament and tendons.








Basics of the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, and soft tissues (cont’d)


Continue your journey through the human body as you learn the real difference between a sprain and a strain and explore the most common diagnostic studies as you discover how to read x-rays, CT Scans and MRIs.








the spine, nerve roots and soft tissues


The spine is the most common areas injured but trauma to the back is often misunderstood. As you learn the parts of the spine, you will discover the mechanism of injury and what parts of the spine are injured and those that are not. After you learn the soft tissues, purpose of the nerve roots and the various disk abnormalities, you will go into the operating room to learn the real difference among the most common back surgeries. This knowledge will let you better understand the proper value of a back surgery case. 








the upper and lower extremities


Explore the anatomy of the shoulder, hand, and knee. Learn why a shoulder injury keeps people out of work the longest and what part of the rotator cuff in most injured. While the hand consists of 27 bones, you will be able to identify these structures and learn the medical jargon a doctor uses to describe an injury to these bones. The program will end with an examination of the knee as you discover that injuries to the ligaments are usually opposite of where the impact takes place. 







Sam Hodge's Profile

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Temple University, Beasley School of Law

Sam Hodge  is a professor at Temple University where he teaches both law and anatomy. He also serves as a mediator/arbitrator for the Dispute Resolution Institute in Philadelphia and as a judge pro temp.

Sam has been named one of the most popular continuing legal education instructors in the country and has received multiple teaching awards including the Temple University Great Teacher Award and his Anatomy for Lawyers course was the recipient of the ACLEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Continuing Legal Education.  His interactive teaching style has received national attention including stories in the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Philadelphia Inquirer, National Public Radio and television.

Sam is also a seasoned litigator who enjoys an AV preeminent rating and has been named a Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania on multiple occasions.

He is a prolific author whose research has been cited in court opinions, legislation, law reviews and legal or medical journals. He has authored more than 145 referred articles, over 500 non-referral publications and 10 books including Anatomy and Physiology for Legal Professionals, PBI;  Head Trauma and Brain Injuries for Lawyers, ABA; The Spine, ABA; The Forensic Autopsy, ABA; Clinical Anatomy for Attorneys, ABA; the award winning book, Anatomy for Litigators, ALI ABA;  and Thermography and Personal Injury Litigation, John Wiley and Sons.

Mr. Hodge is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and the Graduate Legal Studies Division of the Law School. He has also received mediation training at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and anatomy training at Temple University School of Medicine.


State Bar of Georgia

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Important Information

Please be advised that your credit will not be reported to the State Bar of Georgia CLE Regulation Department until after you have completed the steps necessary to earn credit for that program. 

Self reporting is required for all other jurisdictions.

The information presented is solely for educational purposes. The opinions expressed by the faculty in their materials and presentations are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the State Bar of Georgia, its officers, directors and/or employees. The faculty is not engaged in rendering legal or other professional advice and these presentations and publications are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. All publications and presentations were created to serve the continuing legal education needs of practicing attorneys.

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