Jennifer Christine Mejia

  • Hosted by Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Service location Champaign, Illinois
  • Law school Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Issue area Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Jennifer was a legal advocate for the East Central Illinois Medical-Legal Partnership. Land of Lincoln has a partnership with Carle Foundation Hospital. Jennifer received referrals from social workers and other medical professionals at Carle regarding a variety of issues. Also, Jennifer conducted telephone intakes on any referral that she received and offered advice. Additionally, Jennifer directly worked on any referred cases dealing with public benefits, such as Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps and General Assistance. Finally, Jennifer assisted clients who are having problems with medical debt.

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