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Legal Assistance

Receiving a diagnosis of a brain tumor can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Not only does it pose significant physical and emotional challenges, but it can also result in a range of legal issues that require professional assistance. Legal assistance resources are available to help individuals with brain tumors and their caregivers navigate the complex legal landscape that often accompanies a brain tumor diagnosis.

Cancer Legal Resource Center
Cancer Legal Resource Center, a program of the Disability Rights Legal Center, provides a national telephone assistance line, outreach programs, and community activities to educate and support people with cancer and their care partners on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing healthcare and government benefits, taking medical leave, and estate planning.

LawHelp is a program of Pro Bono Net that helps people without lawyers understand their rights, make informed decisions, and connect to help in their local communities.

MyHealthcareFinances provides a tool to help people understand and navigate healthcare, health insurance, and healthcare finance questions.

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel provides a free library of estate planning references and planning guides on wills, trusts, assets, taxes, advance medical directives, special needs, and other legal considerations.

Triage Cancer
Triage Cancer provides free education on the legal and practical issues that impact people diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers.

United States Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor compiles resources for people with disabilities and includes agencies that enforce portions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) among other laws.

Last updated April 3, 2023.
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