12/13/2012 by loyolalawcso
Health & Disability Advocates (HDA) is currently accepting applications from students interested in externship or volunteer opportunities in either of the two projects described below:
1. The Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (CMLPC) is a project of HDA. The CMLPC is a legal partnership with medical providers serving children with significant health challenges with the ultimate goal of improving children’s access to a full range of social, developmental, medical, and legal services and supports and removing systemic barriers. The Chicago Partnership for Children combines policy and advocacy efforts, serving as an incubator for health policy development for low-income children with significant health care needs.
The Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children has three main components:
- Policy Development
- Technical Assistance & Training
- Direct Legal Services
Law students will also have an opportunity to work on HDA’s policy and litigation initiatives. For more information on HDA, visit www.hdadvocates.org.
To apply for the CMLPC, email a resume and 2-3 references as soon as possible to Amy Zimmerman at email@example.com.
2. The SSI Homeless Outreach Project is a project of HDA. The Project provides legal assistance to persons who are chronically homeless and disabled due to mental illness so that they are able to secure federal disability benefits. The Project is staffed by an attorney and social worker which ensures that clients benefit from both legal and social services. Law students interns conduct outreach to and interview clients, assist clients in completing necessary paperwork, and gather and summarize medical records and draft written legal arguments supporting a finding of disability under federal law.
To apply for the SSI Homeless Outreach Project, email a resume and 2-3 references as soon as possible to Lisa Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org.