Partnership between KU, LMH to provide free legal counsel to patients in need
"A new joint program between the University of Kansas School of Law and Lawrence Memorial Hospital that would provide legal counsel to some of the hospital’s neediest patients will likely launch within the next few weeks.
The medical-legal partnership would offer free legal services to low-income patients with health-related legal issues while giving KU law students a chance to build professional experience and earn credit working on those cases.
Juliann Morland DaVee, director and managing attorney of the program, described the new partnership as 'another tool in their toolbox' for health care organizations.
Morland DaVee, working under the supervision of KU law professor Lumen 'Lou' Mulligan, will begin the process of distributing forms to hospital departments early next week. She will manage cases as they surface over the next few months, with the goal of adding four to eight law students to the program in January."