Clinics

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 »

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 »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic with a reception at Georgia State Law on Thursday, Sept. 14. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering… more »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State Law. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering more than $1.2… more »

HeLP 10th Anniversary

The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State University College of Law. Join us as we reflect back on the achievements made by the clinic. Registration for the event opens in July.

Save the Date! When: 6-9 p.m.… more »

HeLP Provides MLP Model for Other Schools, including ones in Macon, S.C.

In 2014, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 352, authorizing government funding of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) that meet specific standards and making Georgia the second state after New York to endorse MLPs. Health Legislation and Advocacy students at Georgia State Law helped draft the bill under the direction of Sylvia B. Caley (M.B.A. ’86,… more »

HeLP: Improving the Wellbeing of Atlanta’s Vulnerable Kids

The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »