Texas A&M University’s School of Law is giving away free legal services to families and patients at a health center in Fort Worth, TX. The law school announced this week that it is partnering with the Cook Children’s Health Care System to provide help for those who need legal representation with matters that directly impact their health and access to medical care.
The university says many patient families at the medical center are not able to afford legal services and don’t usually qualify for public benefits despite a critical need. It says the partnership with Cook Children’s will make it possible to have a dedicated, accessible resource for people to turn to when facing legal challenges. It will also allow law school students to develop and apply their skills on behalf of clients who need them the most.
Since the program began in March of 2020, students have assisted dozens of patients and families and provided medical-legal service in several areas, including veterans’ benefits, family law, housing, adult adoption, and developing wills. The school hopes it will prepare its students to become compassionate lawyers who will work tirelessly and advocate for their clients.
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