Steps to creating a medical legal partnership:
PHASE I: Laying the Groundwork helps potential partners assess their population’s needs to best position their MLP and assess the local health and legal landscapes to better understand the professional world of their partners.
PHASE II: Building Infrastructure helps partners formalize their relationship in a Memorandum of Understanding and lay out MLP activities and each partner’s responsibilities.
PHASE III: Sustaining and Growing the Partnership helps partners strengthen the integration of services, incorporate more clinic and systemic level legal care, and begin to measure the work of their MLP.
The National Center for Medical Legal Partnerships (NCMLP) has provided the PHASE I toolkit to help interested advocates to create MLPs.
Legal Aide Database:
The NCMLP is just one of several sources for connections to legal groups fighting injustice. PATH has collected a list of legal organizations with a focus on fighting human trafficking.
Here are three groups highlighting legal advocates against human trafficking: