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Law Schools Offer Free Legal Assistance To Healthcare Workers

Kansas law schools are offering free legal assistance to healthcare workers.

Schools such as Washburn University School of Law and University of Kansas School of Law are both providing free legal assistance to healthcare workers via law clinics at the respective schools, the National Jurist reports.

WASHBURN LAW CLINIC

At Washburn Law, the school’s law clinic has launched the Washburn Hospital Employees Legal Preparedness Project (HELP), which aims to provide legal services to support Topeka hospital employees at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

HELP volunteers will be drafting living wills and offering legal services to healthcare employees would otherwise be unable to afford attorneys.

“The Washburn Law Clinic is launching our HELP Project to assist in providing peace of mind to hospital workers who are bravely facing the pandemic each day,” Gillian Chadwick, director of the Washburn Law Clinic, says in a press release.

Additionally, the clinic will work with local bar associations to recruit volunteer attorneys and Topeka hospitals to help identify hospital employees in need. All legal services will be performed remotely via phone or video conference.

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

At the University of Kansas, a pop-up clinic is offering similar free legal services

Under the KU School of Law’s Medical-Legal Partnership, the Advance Care Planning Clinic will offer services to healthcare professionals to complete a variety of legal documents including healthcare decisions, healthcare living wills, financial decisions, and last will and testaments.

Sources: National Jurist, Washburn University School of Law, University of Kansas School of Law