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Medical-Legal Partnership of the UM School of Law Health Rights Clinic and the UM Miller School of Medicine

MLP for Veterans


Health Rights Clinic

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW

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On-site legal clinics Advance directives, guardianships & wills Medicaid and other insurance Social Security disability Food Stamps Landlord-tenant Immigration


VA Medical-Legal Partnership

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW

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Interprofessional healthcare delivery On-site attorney Collaboration on health outcomes Legal professionals on the healthcare team


VA Medical-Legal Partnership

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW


VA Medical-Legal Partnership

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW

A doctor, medical resident, social worker, attorney, and law students review a veteran’s medical records in order to advocate for the veteran client’s legal case.


VA Medical-Legal Partnership

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW

“Patient mental status is appropriate and is competent to make or take decision [sic].”

Doctor screened for legal issues, then wrote a prescription for a will.


VA Medical-Legal Partnership

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW

Law students conduct a focus group on to understand the needs of vets to establish a Time Bank.


VA Medical-Legal Partnership

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW


VA Medical-Legal Partnership

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW

Law students play roles as judge and vocational expert in mock hearing to help fellow student and veteran client prepare for client’s Social Security Disability hearing.


VA Medical-Legal Partnership

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL of LAW

Law student and veteran client practice answering anticipated questions in a Social Security Disability mock hearing while physician and attorney supervisors look on.


Health Law Clinic: MLP for Veterans  

Medical-Legal Partnership of the UM School of Law Health Rights Clinic and the UM Miller School of Medicine

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