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Friday, November 8 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Medical Legal Partnerships: Moving Forward

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Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs) have gained momentum in the legal services world. They typically occur in clinical medical settings including hospitals, HRSA funded health clinics, Veterans Health Administration facilities, and behavioral health organizations. Come to learn about a county-wide MLP model in Washtenaw County, Michigan, as well as a community-based model that takes doctors and lawyers on the road in Baltimore and across Maryland. By integrating legal and medical services in communities, common obstacles faced by low-income individuals, such as lack of health insurance, inability to access transportation, poorly functioning municipal services, and substance abuse, can be readily addressed. Examples include smoking cessation programs at public housing units, expungement clinics at drug treatment centers, presentations during women’s health screenings at sex worker outreaches, and medical screenings in public library clinics. Join us to hear from medical and legal staff about the power of these partnerships.

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Alyson Robbins

Manager of Outreach & Development, Michigan Advocacy Program
Alyson Robbins is the manager of outreach and development at Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP). She is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law (JD), Bank Street College of Education (MSEd), and the University of Michigan (BS). Alyson was a staff attorney in MAP’s Family... Read More →


Leah Rappaport

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Dr. Rappaport is an assistant professor in the Division of Hospital Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology at Kenyon College and her medical degree at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine... Read More →

Sarah Munro

Pro Bono Manager, Michigan Advocacy Program
Sarah Munro is the Pro Bono Manager for Michigan Advocacy Program, a recipient of the PBIF Transformation Grant. As Pro Bono Manager, she is responsible for launching and developing a new, robust pro bono department, which will facilitate pro bono case placement and programs in Legal... Read More →

Christina Ochoa

Staff Attorney, Maryland Legal Aid
Christina Ochoa is a staff attorney with Maryland Legal Aid's Community Lawyering Initiative. Christina travels throughout the state of Maryland to deliver legal services to low income individuals in underserved communities. She advises and represents people in civil matters including... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm EST
Joliet AB 5th Floor