Webinar: Delivering Telelegal Services During COVID-19, An MLP Town Hall

Thursday, April 30, 2020

By The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols have forced legal aid offices and medical-legal partnerships to deliver legal services remotely. This town hall featured teams from Los Angeles, Montana, and Alaska who have experience delivering remote medical-legal partnership services in urban, rural, and frontier settings. Panelists addressed a number of the challenges presented by telelegal work, including collaborating with partners at a distance, meeting with patient-clients remotely, communicating with patient-clients who have limited access to technology, dealing with court and agency closures, signing and notarizing documents electronically, and planning for the medium- and long-term legal consequences of the pandemic.

Watch the recording below, or click the link above to download the slides. To view the resources mentioned during the webinar along with other resources that can help medical-legal partnerships respond to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 resource digest.


  • Mallory Curran, Principal, Mallory Curran Consulting
  • Kallie Dale-Ramos, Staff Attorney, Montana Legal Services Association
  • Dennis Hsieh, Director of Social Medicine & Community Health, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles County Deptartment of Health Services
  • Nikole Nelson, Executive Director, Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • Olivia Riutta, Outreach & Engagement Manager, Montana Primary Care Association
  • Eve Rubell, Staff Analyst, Health Los Angeles County Deptartment of Health Services
  • Gerson Sorto, Associate Supervising Attorney for MLPS, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County