Live Meetings

If you are presenting on medical-legal partnership at a national, regional, or statewide meeting and would like it included here, please email Erin Dexter at edexter@gwu.edu.at 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time

2017 Institute on Psychiatric Services: The Mental Health Services Conference
October 19-22, 2017
New Orleans, LA
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Session: “How Many Lawyers Does It Take to Change a Mental Health System? Reflections on Medical-Legal Partnerships in Behavioral Health Settings”
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:30 – 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presenters include  Jay Chaudhary, JD; Mallory Curran, JD; Ruth Shim, MD, MPH; Gregory M. Singleton, MD

This session will discuss the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of MLPs, including the impact of MLP interventions at the individual, clinic, and population levels. Psychiatrists and lawyers will present case examples on how MLP has benefitted patients, transformed clinical practices, and provided a pathway to effect policy change. It will also address concrete ways that participants can develop MLPs in their own behavioral health clinical settings.

2017 Putting Care at the Center
Hosted by National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs
November 16 – 17, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
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Session: “The Beehive”
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Presenters include Jeff Martin, MD; Samantha Morton, JD

The Beehive sessions serve as space for conference attendees to engage in the next wave of innovation for complex health and social needs. Check in with Dr. Jeff Martin from Lancaster General Hospital and Samantha Morton from MLPB to hear about the ways hospitals are using legal services to address patients complex care needs.

Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health
Hosted by Michigan Health Council
Monday, November 29 – December 1, 2017
Chicago, IL
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Session: “The Doctor and the Lawyer Should be Friends: Improving Public Health through Medical Legal Partnerships”
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time
Presenters include Ellen Lawton, Colleen Healy Boufides, and Alice Setrini

This session will describe this patients-to-policy approach and the emerging evidence of MLP impact. Presenters will share strategies for incorporating a public health perspective into MLP planning and practice to support system change through public health legal interventions, and facilitate discussion of best practices and challenges in building cross-sector partnerships that bridge the public interest legal field.