Under the supervision of Clinic Director Peggy Maisel and Assistant Director Natalie Castellanos, law students Randy Narkir and Allan Zullinger successfully advocated on behalf of a client during a Social Security administrative law hearing. The appeal was successful because of the cooperation between FIU Law and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program. The program sends interdisciplinary teams into low-income communities to track and monitor the health of families. Each team includes a student from the schools of Medicine, Social Work, Nursing, and Public Health. When potential legal issues arise, the team members contact the HELP Clinic to evaluate the legal issues and provide legal representation. The open line of communication between the different disciplines creates a unique opportunity to educate students through collaboration that often does not exist in their respective professions.
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