Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit

Each spring, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership hosts a national conference that brings together hundreds of leaders in health care, law, public health, social work and government to share ideas, insights and best practices about how the integration of legal care and health care can help address social determinants of health for vulnerable people and how these practitioners benefit from working together.

The Summit aims to bridge education, practice and policy. It is intended for (1) front-line practitioners from healthcare, public health and legal services; (2) faculty, researchers and students from medical, nursing, social work, public health and law schools; and (3) representatives from government and professional associations related to healthcare, public health and law. Past Summits have been approved for professional credit for physicians, nurses, social workers and attorneys who attend.

On odd years, the Summit is held in the greater Washington, DC area to incorporate participation from government partners and to allow medical-legal partnership practitioners to meet with the Congressional Representatives. On even years, the Summit travels to target regional leadership and participation.

10th Anniversary MLP Summit — April 8-10, 2015

10th Anniversary Summit LogoThank you to the 400 people who joined us in McLean, Virginia for our biggest gathering yet!

The Summit agenda is available for download here, and you can follow the Summit conversation on Twitter at #medleg15

Presentations and materials from the Summit are available only to people who attended the meeting. If you attended the Summit, session slides and handouts are available here. You should have already received the password to access these materials. Contact Kate Marple at with any questions.


More than 400 people gathered last month for the 10th anniversary MLP Summit. Here are a few of the snapshots from around the Summit.

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MLPers from around the country stopped by the Summit photo booth to show off their MLP teamwork and pride!

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Video of selected plenary sessions are available on our Youtube page.


Awards given during the 10th annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit honored individuals and programs for their work on behalf of vulnerable individuals and families and to advance the medical-legal partnership movement. Click here to read more about the awards and this year’s honorees.

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Professional Credit

CME, CEU and CLE credit is available for doctors, nurses, social workers and attorneys who attended the Summit. If you attended the Summit and have questions about claiming professional credit, please contact the Boston University CME office at or 617-638-4605,

2016 MLP Summit

The dates and location for the spring 2016 MLP Summit will be posted here in July 2015. Stay tuned!

Previous MLP Summits

April 8-19, 2015
McLean, Virginia
Download the 2015 MLP Summit agenda

April 10-11, 2014
Seattle, WA
Download the 2014 MLP Summit agenda
Revisit Summit highlights and selected full sessions through our YouTube channel.

April 11-12, 2013
Bethesda, MD

March 26-27, 2012
San Antonio, TX

March 24-25, 2011
Baltimore, MD

March 25-26, 2010
Arlington, VA

March 26-27, 2009
Cleveland, OH

March 12-13, 2008
Kansas City, MO

May 4, 2007
Toronto, ON

April 28, 2006
San Francisco, CA