If you are in need of a lawyer try contacting one of the below agencies.
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, The Cancer and ALS Legal Initiative
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
151 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Cancer and ALS Legal Initiative is an outgrowth of the ALS AIDS Legal Project. The initiative was established after its founders realized that many of the issues faced by persons living with life threatening illnesses are often the same. They provide free legal assistance to low-income persons living with cancer in the five county metro Atlanta region (Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton). They specialize in issues such as employment discrimination, employment benefits, health insurance, life insurance, long and short term disability benefits, Social Security benefits, veterans benefits, food stamps, TANF, Medicare, Medicaid, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, consumer issues, debt issues, landlord/tenant, fair housing, and wills/advance directives.
Cancer Legal Resource Center
919 South Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-0019
Phone: (213) 736-1455
Toll Free: 866-843-2572
The Cancer Legal Resource Center is a community-based joint program of the Western Law Center for Disability Rights and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. They provide information and educational outreach on cancer-related legal issues to people with cancer, their families, friends, employers and those who provide services to them. Extensive resources are available for additional assistance and information on legal issues such as cancer in the workplace, insurance coverage, navigating managed care/HMOs, trusts and estates, custody/ guardianship/ conservatorship, government benefits, and durable powers of attorney for health care/ living wills.
Cancer Legal Services Project
Volunteer Legal Services Program
The Bar Association of San Francisco
465 California Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104-1826
Cancer Legal Services Project provides free services directly to low-income people with cancer. Intake staff provide information and referrals to attorneys who are sensitive to the needs of cancer survivors and are specially trained in meeting survivor’s needs. They provide services to anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Judges And Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert (JALBCA)
1324 Lexington Avenue, PMB 324
New York, NY 10128
(212) 683-6630 (Hotline)
(212) 289-9720 (Office)
JALBCA implements programs on a volunteer basis to bring information to the community concerning early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Its current projects include legislative position statements, a hotline for members of the legal community to speak with member judges and attorneys who are breast cancer survivors, providing pro bono legal consultations to people who believe they have been discriminated against in the workplace because of cancer, and programs to train colleagues to represent cancer patients on insurance reimbursement matters.
Legal Advocacy for Cancer Patients at the Temple Legal Aid Office
1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6098
The Legal Advocacy for Cancer Patients attorney and advocate services are free and available to all cancer patients and those financially responsible for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The program founder, Nancy Wimmer, is a graduate of Temple University School of Law, and cancer survivor.
Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC)
P.O. Box 337
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 644-LINC (5462)
(877) 644-LINC (toll-free)
(804) 644-5469 (fax)
Legal Information Network for Cancer was founded by two breast cancer survivors, who are attorneys. LINC assists cancer patients with the often difficult business side of cancer. Through its network of volunteers, LINC helps cancer patients in central Virginia resolve problems with insurance coverage, employment, and creditors so patients can focus their energies on getting well rather than worrying about how to pay for needed medical treatments or how to support their families. When lawyers are needed, LINC has a network of referral attorneys who provide services on a sliding fee scale, based on a patient’s ability to pay.
410 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 475-9141 (fax)
To Life provides breast cancer education and support to help those concerned about or living with breast cancer to take control of their lives. Educational programs are held on topics such as the latest breast cancer treatments, understanding your pathology report, exercise and nutrition, life after treatment, osteoporosis, clinical trials, workplace discrimination and complementary therapies.
If your state does not have a breast cancer program listed above please click here for further information.
The Women’s Advocacy Project, Inc.
PO Box 833 Austin, TX 78767-0833
1-888-325-7233 or Austin (476-5386)
The Legal Assistance Line for Texans with Breast Cancer is a part of the Women’s Advocacy Project. With support from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Women’s Advocacy Project has established a legal hotline that offers assistance for breast cancer survivors. Callers can get assistance with employment, income & family issues through the hotline.