Medical and legal professionals united to improve patient health.

Welcome to the Virginia Medical-Legal Partnership Network

The Virginia Medical-Legal Partnership Network improves health outcomes by harnessing the combined power of doctors, lawyers and social workers. In 2004, the first Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) in Virginia was formed in Charlottesville. Now, there are five MLPs at nine sites in the Commonwealth. Virginia MLPs have partnered with hospitals, primary care centers, specialty practices, federally qualified health centers, nursing homes, and several law schools. We serve individuals, families, children, and elders with a wide range of medical, legal, and social work needs. In 2008, the Network started meeting to promote best practices, share Virginia-specific resources, and work together to improve health outcomes in the Commonwealth. The Network collects and distributes client and provider resources, hosts quarterly meetings, and maintains an active list-serv. We also coordinate efforts with the National Medical-Legal Partnership.