What We Do
The Medical-Legal Partnership provides an opportunity for pediatric providers to refer patients for legal assessment in situations where a non-medical obstacle is impairing the overall health of a child.
A child’s overall health and wellbeing can be improved not just by good medical care, but by good legal care as well. A number of negative conditions, such as poor housing, denials of public benefits, inadequate education, and violent or unstable homes, can put children at risk of worsening health conditions. Many of these negative conditions can be solved by legal action. Medical providers can learn more about the basic rights of children and when to refer their patients to the legal team by reviewing slide presentations on the following topics:
Doctors can refer a patient to the Medical-Legal Partnership by filling out the referral form and faxing to a member of the Legal Team.
Duke Children's Law Clinic is a community law office providing free legal advice, advocacy, and legal representation to low-income children.
Duke Primary Care for Children has board certified Pediatricians, a Nurse Practitioner, and Pediatric Residents to provide well-child and urgent care.
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit 501(c)3 law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people.
Lincoln Community Health Clinic provides accessible, affordable, highquality outpatient health care services to the medically underserved.