What we do

Carolinas Medical Legal Partnership

According to the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, one in six Americans has a civil legal problem that negatively affects their health. Carolinas Medical-Legal Partnership (CMLP) is a collaborative effort that helps connect eligible patients in our community with legal services providers who can assist them in navigating civil legal issues.

The legal team, which consists of attorneys from Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina, works with healthcare providers at Atrium Health to identify and prioritize health-harming problems that can be solved by legal action, including poor housing conditions or the wrongful denial of public benefits. The partnership relies extensively on the assistance of pro bono attorneys to provide representation to clients. By addressing these legal needs, lawyers help alleviate obstacles to good health and give patients peace of mind during a difficult time in their lives.