Why work with MJA?
Why work with MJA? Attorneys
with MJA? Attorneys
MJA is the first and only centralized national resource for volunteer expert medical witness services focusing on incarcerated clients. We have a network of physicians and other clinicians in a variety of specialties. Our goal is to remove the cost barrier to expert witness services in order to protect the constitutional rights of people in prisons, jails, and detention centers.
WHAT WE OFFER
Medical record review
Facility policy review
We primarily work with public interest attorneys and public defenders to provide pro bono services. In order to support the sustainability of MJA, attorneys with access to institutional funding for cases often choose to pay a heavily discounted “low bono” rate, typically around 30% of typical market value.
How it works
Attorney identifies a client medical concern and submits a case request
Attorney and client sign an indemnification agreement and MJA pairs them with a physician
Physician reviews the medical records provided by lawyers and evaluates the concerns raised
Physician conducts a phone interview with client to clarify any questions
Physician provides attorney written testimony regarding medical care
Physician and attorney provide feedback and legal team shares case results
Submit a case
Want to work with us? Submit your cases via our case submission form.