Why work with MJA?

Attorneys

Why work with MJA? Attorneys

Why work
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

Declarations

Opinion letters

Medical record review

Facility policy review

Oral testimony

Client interviews

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

1
Case request

Attorney identifies a client medical concern and submits a case request

2
Legal agreements

Attorney and client sign an indemnification agreement and MJA pairs them with a physician

3
Record review

Physician reviews the medical records provided by lawyers and evaluates the concerns raised

4
Phone interview

Physician conducts a phone interview with client to clarify any questions

5
Declaration submission

Physician provides attorney written testimony regarding medical care

6
Team feedback

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. 

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