Vote for the Medical-Legal Partnership to win an international award!

The Hague Institute for Internationalisation of Law is collecting votes for its Innovating Justice Awards. The Medical Legal Partnerships and the Center for Medical Legal Partnerships in the United States have been nominated in the innovative ideas category. ILS has two medical legal projects. One with Riley Hospital and the other with Eskenazi Health. Adam Mueller heads up the Riley Hospital MLP. Jay Chaudhary heads up the Eskenazi MLP. NLADA is urging its members to cast its votes in support of MLPs and in support of the National Center for Medical Legal Partnerships.Below is the NLADA notice about this award. If you would like to cast your vote in support of MLPs, please click the blue link at the top of the article. That opens a website for you to cast your vote. When you open the website, the area to vote is on the right side of the page. For those of you who don’t know, the handsome attorney with glasses in the photo, representing MLPs throughout the USA, is none other than our own Jay Chaudhary. Further, Adam Mueller is receiving a fellowship from the National Center for Medical Legal Partnerships.




The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) is collecting votes for its Innovating Justice Awards, and Medical-Legal Partnerships in the United States have been nominated in the Innovative Ideas category!


Please take a moment to read about the nomination and cast your vote
for MLPs and the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnerships!


Medical-Legal Partnerships have been gaining prominence across America, with a recent New York Times article articulating exactly why. Legal problems frequently result in negative health outcomes, both for individuals and for communities, and low-income people are particularly underserved in areas including housing, consumer and employment issues, family law and public benefits. Medical-Legal Partnerships are rapidly expanding to address these issues, and they now exist across 36 states across America. The medical-legal partnership approach has four components:

  • Training of healthcare and legal staff to understand and screen for legal needs;
  • Treating patients with legal needs that affect their health by integrating legal professionals into the healthcare team;
  • Transforming health clinic practice to prevent social and legal needs for all patients through joint quality improvement efforts that focus on the social determinants of health;
  • Improving community and population health through standardized integration of legal resources in the health setting.

Vote here!


For more information on Medical Legal Partnerships, visit the Nation Center for Medical Legal Partnership at



Posted: September 10, 2014