Who We Are

The National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN)  was established by LegalHealth, a division of the New York Legal Assistance Group, through a LiveSTRONG Foundation grant.

Included in the NCLSN membership are private law firms, non-profit legal aid organizations, medical-legal partnerships, bar associations, cancer support organizations, individual attorneys, social workers, and patient navigator programs.

The NCLSN seeks to increase the availability of legal services on behalf of low-income individuals affected by cancer. The NCLSN advocates for the provision of comprehensive cancer legal services to help individuals resolve nonmedical issues so that they may focus on their health and well-being.

These issues include:

  • Insurance disputes
  • Public benefits
  • Housing
  • Employment issues
  • Future care and custody planning for children
  • Immigration
  • Estate planning
  • Advance directives