This comprehensive guide provides a registered nurse with the information needed to launch a career in legal nurse consulting. In addition to a survey of the profession, this text describes the legal system and the processes in which the legal nurse consultant plays a vital role. A thorough discussion of legal terminology, legal citation, and legal ethics equips the nurse with the necessary background and understanding. Descriptions of personal injury law, torts, medical negligence, strict product liability and administrative proceeding lay the foundation for enhancing legal nurse consulting practices. Information on legal writing is crucial for participation in a document-intensive field. A section on ethics provides a reminder of the integrity of the legal and medical professions.