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Law Office Management

Feb. 2, 2015

Good Works: AIDS Legal Services Project

The AIDS Legal Service Project is seeking volunteers.

THE VOLUNTEERS: The Los Angeles County Bar Association's AIDS Legal Services Project (ALSP) is seeking pro bono lawyers and others to help represent people living with HIV or AIDS. Paralegals and law students, especially those who speak Spanish, also are needed to interview potential clients, do research, and provide other support.

THE OPPORTUNITY: At ALSP attorneys frequently help people appeal rejected claims for long-term disability and medical insurance benefits. They've also helped clients handle disputes over employment discrimination. The work sometimes involves federal or state litigation. Counseling topics can include estate planning, debt relief, immigration, and privacy, especially with regard to HIV status.

THE IMPACT: In 2013 the program provided 133 people living with HIV or AIDS an average of 31 hours of legal help each.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: To volunteer, contact Los Angeles County Bar Association's pro bono coordinator, Laurie E. Aronoff, at 213/833-6776 or laronoff@lacba.org.

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Kari Santos

Daily Journal Staff Writer

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