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AHLA Pro Bono Toolkit

This website is a “virtual” handbook providing access to resources, educational materials, and networking information for health lawyers doing pro bono legal work or seeking opportunities to do so. The AHLA Pro Bono Health Law Initiative seeks to enhance and facilitate pro bono work in the health arena, highlight activity by AHLA members, and opportunities for pro bono collaboration through networking functions.
Contact us with questions or ideas regarding AHLA's Pro Bono Initiative, Toolkit, and website.
  1. Running a Pro Bono Program
    1. Law Firms
    2. In-House/Corporate Department 
    3. Government Lawyers
  2. Opportunities for Pro Bono Service
    1. Pro Bono Engagement: Examples of Success
    2. Network/Partner at the State and Local Level
    3. National Pro Bono Connections
    4. ​American Bar Association's Veterans Claims Assistance Network
  3. AHLA Resources for Pro Bono Health Lawyers
  4. New Paths for Pro Bono Health Law Programs

 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

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