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Staffing the Legal Services of an MLP – Should We Directly Hire a Lawyer or Contract with Another Organization?

Health Center MLP Planning, Implementation & Practice (PIP) Webinar Series-Part 1, Conversation 3

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The third part of this webinar series to learn how a health center can seamlessly integrate legal services providers. We have explored various approaches to staffing the legal services of an MLP, such as building it as a direct service, contracting with a community-based legal services organization, or using a hybrid of the two models.

Resource Details: As part of its work with the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) is partnering with the Texas A&M University Institute for Healthcare Access to present a webinar series aimed at assisting health centers in their Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) planning, implementation, and practice. This webinar series, known as the MLP PIP Webinar Series, seeks to provide valuable support and guidance to health centers in these crucial areas.

Resource Topic: Operations

Keywords: Integrated Care, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit