Practicing Medical-Legal Partnership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating health and economic disparities. As urgent health and legal needs intersect during this crisis, medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) are uniquely positioned to respond. While communities’ needs change and grow every day, MLPs can focus their efforts by: (1) pivoting their services to respond to the issue(s) most frequently identified by their health care providers and patient populations; and (2) reinforcing fundamentals of their MLP practice.


We have published a digital digest of resources that can help MLPs respond to the pandemic. This list of resources will be updated continually.

Medical-Legal Partnership in the Era of COVID-19 Town Hall

Monday, March 30 at 1 – 2 p.m. Eastern Time
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Join us for a town hall to discuss coordinating health and legal efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and navigating MLP operational challenges. We’ll also discuss ongoing work nationally to prevent evictions during the pandemic. Panelists:

  • Emily Benfer, Visiting Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Mallory Curran, Principal, Mallory Curran Consulting
  • Ellen Lawton, Director, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Donna Levin, National Director, Network for Public Health Law
  • Kerri McGowan Lowrey, Deputy Director of Grants and Research, Network for Public Health Law
  • Randye Retkin, Director, LegalHealth
  • Keegan Warren-Clem, Medical-Legal Partnerships Director & Managing Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center