Pro Bono Champions
The Pro Bono Champions program recognizes AHLA member lawyers who have provided significant pro bono legal services (volunteer services provided at no cost to the client) in the healthcare/health law field, helping to increase the availability and quality of healthcare or otherwise provide needed access to the legal system for those in the healthcare community. The honorees represent excellence in fulfillment of the volunteer tradition of the legal profession.
2013 Pro Bono Champion Call for Nominations
The Public Interest Committee will recognize the honorees in the Spring of 2013 for pro bono services offered during the 2012 calendar year.
To nominate yourself or a colleague as a 2013 AHLA Pro Bono Champion, click here for nomination criteria and the application.
AHLA's inaugural class of Pro Bono Champions and their inspiring stories were featured in the February 2012 issue of AHLA Connections. Twenty-six healthcare attorneys are being honored for their significant contributions to pro bono work in the healthcare/health law field during calendar years 2010 and 2011.
A Word from One of AHLA's Past Presidents
This terrific, user-friendly resource is your starting point in exploring options to provide healthcare-related pro bono services, from developing a pro bono program within your own organization, whether that's a law firm, provider, health system, or the like; partnering with a national organization to provide pro bono services; partnering with a local bar association; and more. Even if you only have a few hours each month to devote to pro bono work, this virtual handbook will help you make the most of your options.
Each of us knows how confusing, intimidating, and even scary healthcare coverage and reimbursement issues can be for non-healthcare lawyers. AHLA members can be a tremendous resource for individuals and organizations alike, in understanding the health delivery system, in accessing benefits, and in addressing countless other legal problems and issues. Please join me in exploring areas in which your time and your many talents in healthcare law can be used to benefit others.
-Elizabeth Carder-Thompson, 2009-2010 AHLA President