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Keegan Warren-Clem

  • Hosted by Texas Legal Services Center
  • Sponsored by Texas Access to Justice Foundation
  • Service location Austin, Texas
  • Law school The University of Texas School of Law
  • Fellowship class year 2012
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Keegan established the Austin Medical-Legal Partnership (AMLP) to mitigate the socio-legal factors that adversely impact health of low-income patients through direct representation, educating health care professionals, community outreach, and policy reforms.

For those of modest income, it is often impossible to navigate our complex legal system to effectively address issues that adversely impact health, such as poor housing conditions. AMLP eliminates or mitigates the socio-legal factors that negatively impact health by providing direct or referral legal services to affected patients, training health care students and professionals to recognize relevant legal issues underlying medical problems, educating the community, and supporting policy reform. This project improved access to legal services in a way that produces better health outcomes.

Fellowship Highlights

During her Fellowship, Keegan:

  • Provided legal counsel to more than 400 patients and family members that improved health care outcomes and achieved better overall health and well-being for those clients
  •  Trained more than 200 health care providers, pediatric residents, and other medical staff on the connections between health and unmet legal needs
  • Prepared more than 100 memoranda to health care providers on substantive law issues known to undermine the health of patients

Next Steps

Keegan is the practice area manager and managing attorney of medical-legal partnerships at Texas Legal Services Center.

Media

2021 Scales of Justice Highlights

Public service has permeated the entirety of my professional experience—as a volunteer, as a soldier, and as an educator; it is only natural that as a lawyer I pursue social justice. It’s who I am.

Keegan Warren-Clem /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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