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Nutter honored with “Excellence in Partnership” Award from Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston

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10.28.2014

Nutter is pleased to announce it has been honored with Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston’s “Excellence in Partnership” Award this year. The award pays tribute to Nutter for its contribution of substantial and innovative pro bono legal services for MLP | Boston’s clients. MLP | Boston has pioneered a unique model in which lawyers partner with health care providers to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. The award was presented at MLP | Boston’s 5th Annual Conference.

“Nutter is highly deserving of this year’s ‘Excellence in Partnership’ Award,” said Samantha J. Morton, executive director of MLP | Boston. “The firm understands that, all too often, legal problems adversely impact the health and well-being of low-income individuals and families. Our partnership with Nutter has ensured that a growing number of people in Eastern Massachusetts can access ‘legal care’ to secure health-promoting benefits, services, and living conditions.”

“Nutter is grateful to MLP | Boston for this important recognition and proud of our collaboration with this great organization. MLP | Boston has led the way toward health equity and access to justice by referring pro bono lawyers to low-income patients who need legal remedies to solve their health-related concerns. MLP l Boston seeks to address the social determinants of health through legal advocacy; and we’re proud to be a part of the solution,” said Deborah J. Manus, managing partner of Nutter.

Nutter has had a long-standing partnership with MLP | Boston through its delivery of pro bono legal service over many years. Nutter attorneys have worked tirelessly to successfully advocate on behalf of MLP l Boston clients, contributing numerous pro bono attorney hours, and helping scores of patient-families become healthier in the process. This year, Nutter’s partnership with MLP l Boston expanded even further through an “in-kind” contribution of office space and technology, allowing the program to focus on growth during a period of change and opportunity in the health equity landscape.

About Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a leading Boston law firm that provides high level legal counsel to clients who range from major companies and institutions to early stage entrepreneurs to foundations and families. The firm was co-founded by Louis D. Brandeis, who later became one of the most celebrated and influential justices to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and is recognized as a pioneer in pro-bono legal service. Nutter has been in continuous practice for 135 years.

About Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston
MLP | Boston equips healthcare teams with legal training, strategies, and advocacy to promote health equity for patients. The program develops and deploys innovative approaches to detecting and responding to social determinants of health in the healthcare setting, including workforce development strategies and facilitation of free legal representation for low-income, medically vulnerable patients. A fiscally sponsored program of Third Sector New England (TSNE), MLP | Boston is the founding site of the national MLP Network, a network of over 80 medical-legal partnerships across the country, partnered with almost 300 health care institutions.

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