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“I Want to Say ‘Yes,’ But…”— A Webinar for Lawyers Advising Data-Sharing Efforts


November 30, 2022 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Often, a data-sharing project doesn’t come to an attorney’s attention until the attorney is asked to draft or review a data sharing agreement. By then, the project proponents are invested in the project’s success, making it difficult to then advise them that the law does not permit sharing the data. But might it? Could you help recraft the data sharing plan to fit within the constraints of the law? If you had been involved earlier in the project’s planning, would you have had the opportunity to address the legal issues at that time? We invite you to a webinar for lawyers by lawyers who have navigated these data-sharing waters.

Using the resource, Pathways to Yes: A legal framework for achieving data sharing for health, well-being, and equity, recently released by the Network for Public Health Law and Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), Network attorneys will present strategies for navigating away from a data-sharing culture of “no, you can’t” and toward one of “yes, we can.” This webinar compliments an earlier webinar designed for data-sharing project managers and advocates who want to understand the legal framework around data sharing in order to work effectively with attorneys to develop data sharing plans.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • learn how to create/use a data flow map
  • explore approaches for working within the law when the law doesn’t necessarily work for you
  • obtain strategies for effectively collaborating with data-sharing project proponents


  • Chris Alibrandi O’Connor, J.D., deputy director, Network for Public Health Law, Mid-States Region Office
  • Stephen Murphy, J.D., senior public health attorney, Network for Public Health Law, Mid-States Region Office

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.