Legal Nurse Consultant

Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) do the following:

  • Serve as liaisons between the medical and legal disciplines
  • Identifying standards of care, causation, and damage issues
  • conducting research and summarizing medical literature
  • educating attorneys regarding medical facts and issues relevant
    to the case
  • identifying and determining damages and related costs of
  • assisting with depositions and trials
  • organizing medical records and other medically related litigation

Education Requirements

  • Although you do not need to be certified in order to practice as
    a legal nurse consultant, professional certification recognizes
    an individual’s experience and demonstrated knowledge in their chosen
    field of expertise. Certification for legal nurse consultants is
    available through the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification
    Board (ALNCCB).


  • Usually paid under contract with hourly billing. Compensation varies
    with scope of responsibility, level of experience, and geographic
    area, among other factors.