Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2016

Source Publication

Dodek, Adam, and Alice Wooley, eds. In search of the ethical lawyer : stories from the Canadian legal profession. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016. Print.

Keywords

Sick children--Legal status, laws, etc.; Public interest law; Legal ethics; Ontario

Abstract

"Can pro bono lawyers make sick children well? Surprisingly, the answer might be yes. Or at least pro bono lawyers can improve patients’ experiences and health outcomes for families caught up in the hospital system. ... a pioneering initiative in Boston to locate legal clinics in hospitals. Word of this experiment reached Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO), an organization active in referring hospital cases to lawyers willing to take on pro bono cases. The benefits of coordinating such cases through a hospital-based pro bono clinic were clear, and the Family Legal Health Program, renamed PBLO at SickKids, was born."

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