On April 10-11, 2014, the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawai'i team attended the 9th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit in Seattle, Washington alongside over 300 participants from across the country. During the conference, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership presented MLPC Hawai'i with the "2014 Outstanding MLP Award." We were one of two sites selected among the MLP network of over 230 sites in 34 states.
The award was presented to the MLPC Hawaii team of Dina Shek (Legal Director), Alicia Turlington (Medical Director), Randy Compton (Staff Attorney) and U'i Goods (Law Fellow). In her remarks, Director Dina Shek said, "our MLP team sees our role as neighbors, as part of the community, then we're not just professionals reaching across disciplines, we're professionals reaching through the trappings of professionalism to work hand-in-hand, side-by-side, with our patients, clients, children -- our community. Because none of us would be in this room today if we didn't believe that communities we serve are vibrant, full of promise and hope, talented, and often are their own best advocates and carry their own best solutions."