Public Interest Law Initiative


Legal Council for Health Justice – Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children

Address:

180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2110 Chicago, IL 60601

Contact: Amy Zimmerman

Website: http://legalcouncil.org/what-we-do/new-programs/

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The Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children is a legal partnership with medical providers serving pediatric patients with significant health challenges with the ultimate goal of improving children’s access to a full-range of social, educational, developmental, medical and legal services and supports and removing systemic barriers. The project combines direct service, outreach and education, and policy and advocacy efforts, serving as an incubator for health policy development for low-income children with significant health care needs.

The Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children has three main components:

  • Direct Legal Services
  • Technical Assistance & Provider Trainings
  • Policy Development

A PILI Fellow & Intern will have an opportunity to work in all three service areas. As valued members of the team, the PILI Fellow & Intern are well integrated into day-to-day program operations and participate in agency staff, team and committee meetings.

The Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children is a project of The Legal Council for Health Justice (formerly known as the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago), which has broadened its focus from single disease services to assisting vulnerable populations challenged by disability or illness. In 2014 the agency merged with other established legal assistance projects, including the Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children and the SSI Homeless Outreach Project.

This agency is approved to host a Law Student Intern in the summer in this program as well as the AIDS Legal Council program and SSI Homesless Outreach Project. This agency is also approved to host a Graduate Fellow.

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