February 2017
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MLP in Action

Lucy is a young girl who moved to Washington state to be cared for by her aunt and uncle. Within a few years, Lucy was diagnosed with cancer. Her aunt and uncle quickly needed guardianship to be authorized to make long-term care and treatment decisions for Lucy.
After reaching out to MLP’s Legal Transitions clinic, an MLP attorney immediately filed for guardianship in their local jurisdiction and worked with pro bono programs to identify a volunteer attorney to handle the court hearings. The family is grateful beyond words. With MLP’s help, Lucy and her family can now make decisions about the long-term care and treatment that she needs.
MLP improves the health and well-being of vulnerable populations by identifying and addressing health-harming legal needs and removing barriers to better health.

MLP is a collaboration between our legal partner, Northwest Justice Project (NJP), and the following medical and behavioral health providers:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Odessa Brown Children's Clinic
  • Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation
  • UW Medicine
Read about WA MLP's history and accomplishments in the  MLP Report.
Donate to Washington MLP!
We are grateful to the following MLP supporters for their generous donations of time and funding:
MLP Funders 2015 & 2016
  • Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Foster Foundation
  • Foster Pepper
  • Nesholm Family Foundation
  • RealNetworks Foundation
  • Lynn Ristig & Craig Shrontz
  • Shrontz Family Foundation
  • Johnson Graffe Keay Moniz & Wick
  • Ogden Murphy Wallace
  • Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch
  • Dr. Abraham Bergman
  • Richard & Charlotte Shimabukuro
  • Dee Wilson
2016 Pro Bono Hours = 340
Pro Bono Contributors in 2016
  • Sarah Bowman, K&L Gates
  • Diane Butler, Lane Powell
  • Cat Connell, K&L Gates
  • Lisa Ellis, Ellis Immigration Law
  • Caitlin Forsyth, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Heath Fox, Lewis Brisbois
  • Phil George, Life Point Law
  • Kyle Gotchy, Seattle Children’s
  • Mindy Iwen, Independent Practitioner
  • Kevin Lederman, Cowan Miller & Lederman
  • Jefferson Lin, Ogden Murphy Wallace
  • Mary Louden, K&L Gates
  • Grant Manclark, Gary Grotz Law
  • Kara Morse, Stoel Rives
  • Julie Orr, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Scott Railton, Cascadia Cross-Border Law
  • Rich Rawson, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Holly Robinson
  • Venu Sareen, Sareen Patent Law
  • Mindy Taylor, Providence Health & Services
  • Raina Wagner, K&L Gates
  • Carin Weinrich, Soreff Law
The Law As Healer: How Paying For Medical-Legal Partnerships Saves Lives and Money
The Brookings Institution reviews evidence that medical-legal partnerships can reduce health health care costs and improve the quality of health outcomes, and makes policy recommendations for stakeholders to work toward payment models that will sustainably pay for MLPs and other interventions that address health-harming social risks. Click here to read more.
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