Legal Care is Vital, and It is Impactful
Since 2007, our staff and volunteer attorneys have provided free direct legal care services and educational outreach valued at over $20,000,000. We have helped over 13,700 Minnesotans with legal issues stemming from their cancer diagnosis and treatment—the disability, employment, estate planning, financial, and insurance issues that weigh so heavily on their hearts and minds.
We are excited to be contributing to the body of work that is demonstrating legal service's impact on health outcomes through addressing the many social determinants of health.
In 2023, with funding from the Shavlik Family Foundation, CLC was able to partner with our clients and cancer survivorship researchers at the University of Minnesota to evaluate our program's impact and how to improve our process and outreach.
Addressing Cancer's Financial Toxicity: How Access to Free Legal Care Helps to Overcome Barriers to Care for Minnesota Cancer Patients Caused by Health Insurance and Provider Billing Issues- 2023
White paper on the impact access to legal help has on reversing cancer patients' insurance denials and billing errors.
Qualitative evaluation of the work of several legal services organizations– including Cancer Legal Care. Funded by Legal Services Advisory Committee.