Day: May 5, 2011

Walmart to Launch Signature Medical-Legal Partnership

A new player enters the world of in-house pro bono with a bang.  The Walmart* legal department will launch a medical-legal partnership (MLP) project with Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Legal Aid of Arkansas this spring.  A relatively unchartered arena in in-house pro bono, Walmart’s MLP will be a signature project for its legal department, and will include both onsite and virtual pro bono opportunities for Walmart lawyers and legal staff.  Onsite, legal professionals become a part of the healthcare team.  Doctors will refer patients to lawyers for legal assistance when appropriate.  Just as a pediatrician refers a patient to a radiologist for

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