MCLE: Who’s the Client? Ethical Issues in Medical/Legal/Community Partnerships

Monday, October 21, 2019: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Medical/Legal/Community Partnership lawyers will discuss ethical considerations in partnerships involving virtual to on-site clinic-based partnerships. Issues discussed will include client confidentiality, managing expectations of partners to ensure loyalty to the client, advocacy for the client's stated interest, and maintenance of attorney/client privilege, while meeting partner demands and project deliverables. The ethical challenges raised by growing and expanding innovative MLP strategies will be discussed.

Medical/Legal/Community Partnerships involve attorneys in complicated working relationships with community health workers who refer cases, clinical supervisory staff who guide health workers and clients who need representation for difficult legal issues. The partnership models vary from virtual systems to on-site clinic-based partnerships. Each of these settings gives rise to different and challenging ethical considerations that will be explored by panelists who have worked in different partnership settings.

Earn 1.0 hour Legal Ethics credit

Presented by:
Catherine Hoffman, Harbor-UCLA Medical Legal Partnership Attorney, Bet Tzedek
Katrina Rayco, Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLSLA)
Naomi Sultan, Staff Attorney, Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. (MHAS)

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