2013 ABA Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Advocacy Award

2013 American Bar Association
Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Advocacy Award
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Volunteer attorneys, law firms and corporate law departments have enhanced the lives of individuals and families by developing, supporting and participating in medical-legal partnerships (MLP), an innovative legal services delivery model that improves the lives of patients and builds healthier communities.

To recognize the critical role of pro bono partners in MLP, the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service established the
ABA Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Advocacy Award.

The recipient of the 2013 ABA Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Advocacy Award is Maureen Darrow of MetLife and was presented at the
Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit in Bethesda, MD on April 12, 2013.

Maureen (ctr) with Kelly Scott (l), Director of the ABA Medical-Legal Partnerships Pro Bono Project and JoHanna Flacks (r), Legal Director at Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston   (Photo credit: Becky Crowder)

Maureen (ctr) with Kelly Scott (l), Director of the ABA Medical-Legal Partnerships Pro Bono Project and JoHanna Flacks (r), Legal Director at Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston
(Photo credit: Becky Crowder)

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“The lawyer is in . . . and she does house calls.”

Ms. Darrow’s MLP pro bono home and hospice-based project offers a way for low-income patients of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to make thoughtful decisions, memorialized in legally effective documents that allow patients to have peace of mind. Knowing that they have planned for the most difficult outcome, patients can now focus on hope and healing.

Thank you to Ms. Darrow for your significant contribution and inspiring dedication to serving low-income cancer patients through MLP pro bono during the most critical times in their lives.

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