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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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Debby

Debby came to LCD for assistance with a debt collection matter. Debby, already dealing with diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder and stress, was feeling incredible strain in trying to comprehend and deal with a collection suit filed against her for a debt she didn't even recognize. To make matters worse, Debby was surviving on only $743 a month in SSI payments, and the debt she was being sued for was almost $3000. Brandon Kuykendall took the case and obtained a hearing date to go before a judge. Prior to that, Brandon sent a letter to counsel informing them of Debby's situation, and pointing out the major discrepencies and shortcomings of the plaintiff's complaint. As a result of the letter, and prior to the scheduled hearing, the plaintiff withdrew their complaint.

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