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Rhode Island Medical Legal Partnership

Helping community health centers better care for patients - the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) was founded in 2002 to address the legal needs of low-income pediatric patients and their families. The Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy (RICLAPP) joined the partnership of Roger Williams School of Law, Brown Medical School, and Hasbro Children's Hospital in May 2011. RICLAPP is proud to serve as the legal partner by providing on-site assistance in the form of consultations, brief advice, and direct legal representation. At Hasbro Children's Hospital’s MLP they have assisted over 715 children and their families with housing, child custody/support, utilities, public benefits, IEPs and more.

MLP's have programs in 235 health institutions in 38 states and have been featured in National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC) magazine - "Community Health Forum".

Your use of this website or email address to contact The Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy and its attorneys and staff or to inquire about legal services or legal advice does not create an attorney-client relationship. In the event that you wish to engage our services, we would initially need to (1) examine our files and records to ascertain whether or not representing you would create a conflict of interest with an existing RICLAPP client, (2) determine whether representing you is a matter we wish to undertake, and (3) establish an arrangement for our compensation. Therefore, no communication via this website or email address shall constitute or otherwise establish an attorney-client relationship. In addition, until an attorney-client relationship is established, please do not send any confidential information to us. Any information forwarded to us before an attorney-client relationship exists may not be deemed confidential or otherwise protected.

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