The Mental Health Law Team serves clients who have legal problems that involve, or are affected by mental illness or cognitive factors.
Members of the MHLT train TRLA staff to recognize clients with mental health issues and assist other staff in designing service delivery protocols for clients affected by these kinds of considerations. Team members also represent clients in administrative matters involving disability claims arising from a mental health or cognitive disability. Team members will also represent in housing cases where the landlord wants to evict a tenant because of their mental illness.
In addition, team members serve as primary points of contact for mental health providers and related agencies in the community and serve as liaisons to build collaborative networks with area agencies that serve the needs of the mentally ill.