Medical-Legal Partnership

Supporting our community well beyond medical care

Northern Nevada HOPES has formed a partnership with Northern Nevada Legal Aid (NNLA) to support our community well beyond medical care. This Medical Legal Partnership provides legal assistance to HOPES patients to address legal issues that impact health. This innovative component of HOPES’ wrap-around care model, is the only Medical Legal Partnership program in the state of Nevada. Paralegal assistance as well as Lawyer referral is available onsite at the clinic.

Here are some examples of what the MLP will address:
• Temporary Protection Orders (TPO’s)
• Landlord/tenant: unlawful eviction, termination of essential utilities, habitability
• Immigration: humanitarian petitions (victims of crime, domestic violence)
• Eviction Sealing
• Wills, living wills, powers of attorney, advanced directives
• Sealing records
• Notary Services
• Credit Report Disputes


The MLP can only help in Civil Issues. The MLP will generally not address:
• Small claims matters
• Medical malpractice
• Personal injury
• Products liability
• Grievances against HOPES
• Criminal defense
• Compliance Issues
• Guardianship Petitions
• Parental defense in the dependency court (Foster care, CPS)

If you have a legal problem that impacts your health, talk to a member of your HOPES care team for more information. MLP referrals are handled by Case Management.