Medical-legal partnerships

Our Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) program identifies, in collaboration with the medical team, what legal needs a healthcare patient and their family may have, so as to make a positive contribution to recovery. Our first such partnership in Québec was established with the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH).

Free legal services from a Justice Pro Bono lawyer are available in the hospital to assist families of sick children who may be coping not only with illness but an array of legal issues as well.

MLPs help further legal and health equity, while also improving patients’ overall well-being.

This service is available exclusively to patients in healthcare facilities that have entered into an MLP with Justice Pro Bono.

Merci à nos partenaires

This initiative receives financial support from the Québec Bar and the Bar of Montréal.

Thanks for everything!

“The Montreal Children’s Hospital Medical-Legal Partnership helped with all the administrative procedures, for my children’s health insurance as well as attestation of my documents. This was a very stressful and difficult period, and Me. Aude Exertier helped me through it. She was constantly available to listen and offer invaluable advice, in the interest of my hospitalized child. She also assisted me with my Canadian immigration status and in handling an error in my daughter’s civil status. When she was done, everything was in order. Thank you once again, Me. Exertier.” – Maguette

Thanks for everything!

« I would like to express my most sincere thanks to the help provided by the lawyer, Me Aude Exertier who since November 2021 has supported me in all the process of regularization of status in Canada. Me Aude Exertier has taken care of every detail guiding me in the steps to follow with excellent will, she calls me by phone and answers my emails even the days she does not work in the hospital. She helped me find another lawyer to continue with my legal process, Me Myriam Harbec, both have worked together brilliantly, very professional, humane. They have done a magnificent follow up of my case, even giving me advice. I am eternally grateful to them and I congratulate them for their professionalism, always attentive with a smile and sympathy to communicate. Thank you very much Me Aude Exertier and Me Myriam Harbec. » – Jessica