For The Record

The concept behind Richmond Law’s new medical-legal partnership with VCU Health and Central Virginia Legal Aid is simple: External stressors like legal issues can have an adverse effect on well-being — and free legal services can be good for your health.

Students working out of offices connected to a new full-service grocery store in Richmond’s East End neighborhood administer intake interviews, then connect clients with attorneys for legal advice in areas from housing to family law.

“There are so many social and legal factors impacting the health of this community, and our main goal is to build trust and effect positive change,” said Allison Held, L’96, director of the partnership for VCU Health.