The Legal Services Corporation’s 2020 Innovations in Technology Conference is being held January 15-17 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204 . All attendees must register using the conference registration website.
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Wednesday, January 15 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Leveraging Existing Technologies to Advance Medical-Legal Partnership

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Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) in both urban and rural settings are adapting existing technology to screen for and respond to health-harming legal needs and to strengthen relationships between legal, health care, and public health partners. In this session, panelists from an MLP funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services will demonstrate how they use an online portal to accept referrals and requests for technical assistance from Community Health Workers and others. Panelists will also demonstrate how the Montana Health Justice Project and Iowa Health & Law Project integrate legal screening questions into the electronic health record systems of community health centers to identify health-harming legal needs and refer patients. All panelists will discuss how they analyze data and respond to trends in client needs.

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Alison Paul

Executive Director, Montana Legal Services Association
Alison Paul has been the Executive Director of the Montana Legal Services Association in Helena, Montana since 2011, and with the program since 1998. Alison attended law school at the University of Kansas, and was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois, primarily advising tax-exempt... Read More →
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Mallory Curran

Principal, Mallory Curran Consulting
Mallory Curran supports institutions that improve community health, increase access to justice, and work to end poverty. Through her consulting, she partners with non-profits around the country on a broad range of activities involving technology, legal services, and medical-legal... Read More →
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Ronnette Ramos

Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Ronnette Ramos (she/her) oversees the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ attorneys and paralegals working with healthcare professionals to identify and help patients reach their optimal health. As Managing Attorney of Medical-Legal Partnerships, Ronnette oversees our clinics located... Read More →

Gerson Sorto

Supervising Attorney, Medical Legal Community Partnerships, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Gerson Sorto is an Associate Supervising Attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County overseeing the program’s five Medical Legal Community Partnerships (MLCPs). He has led NLSLA’s efforts as the lead agency implementing the “MLCP–LA” project with the... Read More →
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Erin Planalp

Managing Attorney, Iowa Legal Aid
Erin Planalp is the Managing Attorney for Iowa Legal Aid’s Southwest Regional Office and its Health & Law Project. Erin began her career with Iowa Legal Aid as an AmeriCorps attorney shortly after graduating from Creighton University School of Law in 2011. Her poverty law practice... Read More →

Wednesday January 15, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Forum Suite 3rd Floor