Several MLP leaders appointed to Legal Services Corporation’s Opioid Task Force

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the federal funder of civil legal services in the United States, has convened an Opioid Task Force to educate those affected by the opioid crisis about the civil and legal obstacles patients face, engage with public health officials to promote a model of recovery that includes legal aid attorneys, and to provide a forum for study and discussion of potential best practices. This diverse group of experts from different fields includes three MLP leaders; Ellen Lawton of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP), Jay Chaudhary of Indiana Legal Services, and Dr. Robert Onders of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. In September of last year, NCMLP convened a federal agency roundtable on the opioid crisis that highlighted both the work and the potential MLP can have in this space. The subsequent NCMLP report examines how legal services delivered alongside medical and behavioral health services can help support successful recovery from substance use disorders. Click here to read about the Task Force.