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Cancer Advocacy Pro Bono Legal Referral Services

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
151 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 614-3969

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
Disability Rights Legal Center
919 South Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-0019
Phone: (213) 736-1455
Toll Free: 866-843-2572
Fax: 213-736-1428
TDD: 213-736-8310

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a program of the Disability Rights Legal Center. The CLRC provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.  The CLRC has a national, toll-free Telephone Assistance Line (866-THE-CLRC) where callers can receive free and confidential information about relevant laws and resources for their particular situation. Members of the CLRC's Professional Panel of attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants can provide more in-depth information and counsel to CLRC callers.  The CLRC also conducts a national education and outreach campaign through seminars, clinics, conferences, and attendance at cancer community events, on cancer related legal issues, such as employment, insurance, access to quality care and government benefits, navigating managed care, genetic discrimination, estate planning, and consumer rights.

Cancer Legal Services Project
Volunteer Legal Services Program
The Bar Association of San Francisco
465 California Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104-1826
(415) 989-1616

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
(215) 204-1800

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.

To Life!
410 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 439-5975
(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.

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.

Young Survival Coalition
61 Broadway-Suite 2235
New York, NY 10006
(646) 257-3022

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