February 20, 2019, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
NFDA Virtual Roundtable
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1.5 CE hours
Lingering Liability: Inside the Cemetery
Your accountability extends beyond the walls of the funeral home. Join Mark Evely and Tanya Marsh for this top-rated presentation on potential liabilities funeral directors face once inside the cemetery. We’ll explore cemetery law issues, including the arrangement conference, interment rights, green burial and disinterment. The roundtable discussion will be followed by live Q&A with the experts.
- Recognize legal issues related to interment and disinterment
- Practical strategies you can apply to reduce your risk of liability
- Tips to proactively address legal considerations for burials
Approved for up to 1.5 CE hours by APFSP and by most state and province licensing boards.
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About the Presenters
Mark Evely is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and attorney and is the director of the Mortuary Science Program at Wayne State University. Mark has worked in funeral service continously sine 1999 and his law practice includes advising funeral homes on risk mitigation and regulartory compliance. Marks also serves in various capacities for the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and the American Board of Funeral Service Education.
Tanya Marsh is a Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A graduate of Indiana University and Harvard Law School, Marsh is the author of books including The Law of Human Remains, the first treatise on the subject in 70 years, and the co-author of Cemetery Law: The Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States. At Wake Forest, she teaches courses in property, commercial real estate and decedents’ estates, as well as the only course at the U.S. law school in funeral and cemetery law.
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