Delivering Telelegal Services During COVID-19
Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Enabling Services (ES), Telehealth.
Keywords: Access to Care, Legal Issues, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs).
Year Developed: 2020
Resource Type: n.a.
Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
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Resource Summary: This town hall featured teams from Los Angeles, Montana, and Alaska who have experience delivering remote medical-legal partnership services in urban, rural, and frontier settings
Resource Details: The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols have forced legal aid offices and medical-legal partnerships to deliver legal services remotely. Panelists, at this town hall, addressed a number of the challenges presented by telelegal work, including collaborating with partners at a distance, meeting with patient-clients remotely, communicating with patient-clients who have limited access to technology, dealing with court and agency closures, signing and notarizing documents electronically, and planning for the medium- and long-term legal consequences of the pandemic.