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LCD Lawyers attend Kresge MLP Workshop

LCD continues to build the medical-legal partnership (MLP) model in Philadelphia and across the country. On March 10th, LCD, along with our healthcare partner, the Family Practice and Counseling Network, the National Nursing Centers Consortium, and Ellen Lawton of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, led a workshop for nursing leaders from Akron, OH, and Nashville, TN.

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LCD is Proud to Announce the Grand Opening of a New MLP!

LCD is proud to be partnering with Project HOME to bring a medical-legal partnership to the new Stephen Klein Wellness Center in North Philadelphia. LCD staff attorneys Tom Bednar and Theresa Brabson, who will be onsite to provide legal services to patients, gathered last Monday with health center staff to mark the grand opening of the center. Read more...

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Medical-Legal Alliances Help Low Income Patients

Check out this recent Philadelphia Inquirer article about LCD's medical-legal partnership with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where we are working with doctors and hospital leadership to address hunger and other health-harming legal needs.

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LCD and FPCN Hold Panel at National Nursing Centers Consortium

LCD attorneys and their healthcare partners from the The Family Practice and Counseling Network presented a panel on medical-legal partnership at the annual conference of the National Nursing Centers Consortium in Alexandria, VA. The panel, which explored the integration of legal services into a primary care setting, was moderated by Ellen Lawton of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.

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Staff Attorney Tomas Bednar and Board Member Beth Freeman Invited to Speak on Buxmont LIVE

Hosted by John Ralston, BuxMont Live is a weekly radio magazine featuring interviews with representatives from local non-profits and community leaders, and highlighting special events in Bucks and Montgomery counties. On Saturday, May 24, Board member Beth Freeman and Staff Attorney Tomas Bednar went on the program to talk about who we are at LCD and the great work that we do, highlighting our MLP sites and CLOC clinics.

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Grace

Grace, a recent widow with Multiple Sclerosis, was referred to LCD by the MS Society for assistance when she learned she was facing eviction. Grace fell behing with her utility bills and rent payments when her income changed suddenly after her husband's death. LCD learned that Grace's landlord was not licensed to rent the property for part of 2014 and therefore was not entitled to take action to collect rent for the months there was no license. Staff Attorney Eileen Carroll represented Grace in Court and negotiated a settlement with her Landlord on her behalf. As a result, Grace was able to remain in the property and pay the back rent that she owed on a payment schedule she could afford.

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