The Need

Those with the least often have the most need of legal and medical services. Yet the cost of those services places them out of the reach for people living at or near poverty levels.
As of 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that in Jefferson County ...
  • 16%

    16% of people live beneath the poverty line

  • 22%

    Of those, 22% are kids age 0-17

Our Mission

To connect the medical and legal professions to address legal needs that affect the health and welfare of children and their families.

How You Can Help

Whether you are a physician or an attorney, a nurse practitioner or a paralegal, you can help. Here's how doctors and lawyers from our community are making a difference in the lives of those most in need:

“I really appreciate having a partner in the care of my patients, one who can resolve problems that can’t be fixed with medicines or lab work. ”

Marian Morris, M.D.

Doctors & Lawyers for Kids Medical Director

"It's the kids. Their stories are compelling. They didn't ask for their condition. How can I not want to help them?"

Jonathan Miller


“I volunteered to help Doctors & Lawyers for Kids because I know firsthand how challenging legal and medical issues can be for any family—to the extent I am able to donate my time and skills to lessen a family in need’s burden, I am happy to do so.”

Daniel Briscoe

Doctors & Lawyers for Kids Volunteer

Areas of Need

Our clients need assistance in the following areas:
  • 36%

    Personal & Family Stability

  • 26%

    Housing & Utilities

  • 22%

    Income & Insurance

  • 13%


  • 4%

    Legal Status

Success Stories

Equal Access to Education

A quality education is the single greatest predictor of a person’s adult health. Doctors & Lawyers for Kids helps children with special needs thrive in the classroom – and beyond.

Meeting Basic Daily Needs

Health starts in our homes, schools and communities. When families can’t afford the basics in life, Doctors & Lawyers for Kids helps them get the opportunity to make the choices that allow them to live a long, healthy life. View Case Study >

Access to the Opportunity to Work

Doctors & Lawyers for Kids helps hard-working Americans who have gotten squeezed out of the middle class in tough times.

Stable Family Relationships

Family stability significantly reduces stress and allows for better decision- making, including decisions related to health care. Doctors & Lawyers for Kids helps caregivers secure adoption, custody and guardianship for children, and secures orders that protect victims of domestic violence. View case study >

Our Board

Find out more about our talented and enthusiastic board & staff

Martha Hasselbacher, J.D.

Louisville Bar Association Volunteer


Jeffrey A. Been, J.D.

Vice President
Legal Aid Society


Scott Furkin, J.D.

Louisville Bar Association


Sean Ennis, C.P.A.

Mountjoy Chilton Medley


Becky Carothers, M.D.

Norton Healthcare


Joshua Honaker, M.D.

Norton Healthcare


Gilbert Liu, M.D.

UofL Pediatrics


Sarah Martin, J.D.

Office of the Jefferson County Attorney


Ozair Shariff, J.D.

Stites & Harbison


Beth Steinbock, A.P.R.N.

Community Volunteer


Anne Eldridge

Community Volunteer


Terry Weiss, M.D.

Deer Park Family Doctors


Julia Richerson, M.D.

Family Health Centers, Inc.


Eli Pendleton, M.D.

Greater Louisville Medical Society
UofL Physicians – Family Medicine



Our Staff

Beth Robinson, J.D.

Legal Director
Legal Aid Society


Whitney King

Legal Aid Society


Lisa Hebert

Director, Pro Bono/Public Service Programs
Louisville Bar Association


Marian Morris, M.D.

Medical Director
UofL Pediatrics



Our Partners

Legal Aid Society

UofL Pediatrics

Louisville Bar Association

Our Supporters

Children's Hospital Foundation
Family Health Center, Inc.
Greater Louisville Medical Society
Kentucky Bar Foundation
Louisville Bar Center
Louisville Bar Foundation
Metro United Way
The Gheens Foundation
The Glass Slipper Society
The Mitzvah Fund, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence

Our Locations


555 S. Floyd St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202



982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40217



9702 Stonestreet Road Suite 100
Louisville, Kentucky 40272



2215 Portland Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40212



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