HeLP

HeLP Co-Founder Honored

Georgians for a Healthy Future honored Sylvia Caley, co-founder of HeLP and clinical professor emerita at Georgia State Law, with the Linda Smith Lowe Health Advocacy Award at the 2018 Consumer Health Impact Awards in September. GHF works to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all… more »

New Faces, New Roles at HeLP

The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) has new people in new roles this year. HeLP, a medical-legal partnership among Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, provides civil legal services to low-income patients of Children’s and their families.

Sylvia Caley (M.B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89), now professor emeritus, served… more »

Bliss Presents at Clinical Conference in Australia

Lisa Bliss, associate dean of experiential education and clinical programs and co-director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, participated in the plenary panel at the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, in November. The conference theme was “Adding Value: How Clinics Contribute to Communities, Students and the Legal… more »

Caley Leaves Mark Fighting for Health Equity as She Retires

After seeing the real issues of inequality with her patients as a nurse, Sylvia Caley (MBA ’86, J.D. ’89) went to law school to help more people rather than just one patient at a time. This influenced her to commit time and resources to achieving health equity.

Caley is retiring after 11 years as the director… more »

Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Approved as a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP)

The Georgia Department of Community Health has approved the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) as a medical-legal partnership.

Although 46 states have health centers and hospitals that operate medical-legal partnerships, Georgia is only the second, after New York, to have codified medical-legal partnerships into state law. Having statutory recognition of the partnerships opens the door to potentially obtaining… more »

A Little “HeLP” for Our Friends: Graduate Trains Doctors and Medical Students

Georgia State Law graduate Laurice Rutledge Lambert (J.D. ’10) initially considered medical school. Realizing she didn’t like the sight of blood, she pursued health care law instead. An associate at Baker Hostetler (formerly McKenna Long & Aldridge), she advises health care providers on regulatory and compliance matters and structuring of complex transactions.

“Health care law… more »

Scott Recognized for Community Service with AALS Award

Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, received the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Award for excellence in legal education from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award recognizes outstanding contributions of law teachers in community service in health law.

“Professor Scott’s deep and sustained contributions to the… more »

Caley Delivers Keynote in Australia

Sylvia Caley, clinical professor, director of the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) and co-director of the HeLP Legal Services clinic, delivered the keynote address for the first national conference presented by Health Justice in Australia, focusing on their approach to the development and sustainability of medical-legal partnerships. Caley’s experience in developing HeLP, an internationally recognized… more »

Record Number of Medical Students Participating in HeLP Clinic

One of the unique things about the HeLP Legal Services Clinic is the collaboration among law students and medical students working to solve issues that impeded the health of children being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The clinic, a collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid SocietyChildren’s Health Care of… more »