The American Bar Association recognized the partnership and exemplary work by awarding the firm the 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award. The firm was one of five winners across the country to be honored for its longstanding commitment to pro bono legal service to the community. Pockl: “As a lawyer, I see a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those who are unable to pay for these services and therefore provide services for the common good.” Amos Deinard, who was legally blind, was known for his work to eliminate discrimination in hiring and led the Minneapolis Fair Employment Practices Commission for nearly two decades. Benedict Deinard was one of four civilians invited to participate in the Nuremberg war crimes trials after World War II, according to Stinson`s website. The Deinard brothers helped found and support community organizations such as the Minnesota Society for the Prevention of Blindness and the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service. Ask a CUHCC representative about our available legal services or call 612-301-3433 for more information. The Midwest Healthcare Legal Partnership is hosting a conference on forensic partnerships on Thursday, June 1. Former UMN Vice President of Health Sciences Frank Cerra, M.D., will be a keynote speaker. Most of the cases handled by the clinic involve immigration, family law, utilities and housing issues. As a general rule, the clinic known as the Deinard Legal Clinic does not handle criminal cases. Podpeskar: “I only accept recommendations from my local provider – currently LASNEM, formerly the Volunteer Lawyers Program – because I don`t want to choose between clients who come to see me through my regular practice.
I meet clients at a sponsored legal aid clinic for a short half-hour service and take some of them as extended representation cases. Jewelean Jackson was in a legal battle over a controversial $6,000 bill from a real estate agent and she had already lost the first round in court. “This work is changing lives,” said Colleen McDonald Diouf, Executive Director of CUHCC. “The legal implications in people`s lives are enormous. These are people who did not think they had access to a lawyer. “When their legal affairs are in order, our patients can focus on their health,” McDonald Diouf said. “We are grateful for this partnership, which helps our patients have a voice on legal issues that affect their health.” Studies conducted by several forensic clinics have shown that access to legal services improves health. Patients who are helped by them have less stress and better asthma control, while newborns and infants have better access to preventive care.
In addition, rates of readmission, hospitalization and emergency room visits have declined, according to a review of the scientific literature in the March issue of the journal Health Affairs. I am one of the lawyers who argued Dobbs v. Jackson Women`s Health Organization on behalf of the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, my client for more than four years. I am just as proud to say that I represent the clinic, its doctors and its patients as I can say that I represented Edie Windsor, who successfully sued the federal government to recognize that she and his wife were married in the United States. It continues. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Center for Reproductive Rights Mississippi Center for Justice #reproductivehealth #reproductivejustice #reproductiverights #abortionrights #scotus #abortion #abortionishealthcare Convinced of legal representation, we encourage our lawyers to continue the pro bono traditions of our founders.