A cancer diagnosis can lead to many challenges for patients and their families. The GW Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project offers assistance to patients and families to help with issues related to advance directives, employment, insurance coverage, and wills.
Patients can be referred to the program by their patient navigator or clinician at GW if they need assistance with legal issues, including:
- Filing out advance directives
- Making or updating wills
- Answering health insurance coverage questions
- Answering employment questions, such as qualifying for the Family Medical Leave Act or COBRA eligibility, and the initial filings for Social Security Disability
Law students under the supervision of licensed practicing attorneys will work with patients and families to help address legal issues.
The Project is a partnership between the GW Cancer Institute and the GW Law School.
Or contact Project staff at:
The George Washington University Law School
GW Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052