Providing access to justice at several locations across Western New York in two distinct and different ways in Medical-Legal Partnerships.
Building off of the successful partnership in Spring 2019 with the UB Medical School, the Health Justice Legal Practicum provides free legal services to the uninsured and underserved patients of Buffalo on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic with the experienced attorney-supervisors from the Center for Elder Justice.
In partnership with Neighborhood Legal Services and Evergreen Health, the Health Justice Legal Practicum will team up to provide victim-centered free on-site civil legal services at several locations in the city of Buffalo. This partnership seeks to serve the unmet needs of the city’s most vulnerable, including at least 30% of Evergreen Health patients who are LGBTQ, more than 4% of whom identify as transgender, as well as significant number of immigrants and refugees that are part of patient subpopulations experiencing higher rates of assault, bullying, hate crimes, theft, and stalking crimes than the public at large.
516 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100