ALRP is the only institution in the San Francisco Bay Area whose entire mission is dedicated
to providing free and low-cost legal assistance and education on virtually any civil matter
to persons living with HIV/AIDS. This includes such widely disparate areas as housing, employment, insurance, confidentiality matters, family law, credit, government benefits or public accommodations, and immigration.
We accomplish this mission through either direct representation of clients by one of ALRP’s
six attorneys or by careful placement of clients with one of ALRP’s 700 panel attorneys.
Founded in 1983, ALRP has handled over 65,000 legal matters for our clients over the last 31 years. Our efforts help our clients:
Our goals are to provide legal counsel and representation on often-complex legal matters with respect to HIV/AIDS for a community of individuals often least able to afford it, and to leverage the resources of the private bar for the public good. In the process, we increase resources dedicated to the public interest through the private market, and increase the skill and capacity of the legal community to handle the intricacies of HIV/AIDS related law and representation.
Our current services/projects include:
Last year alone, ALRP helped almost 1,500 people with HIV/AIDS in 2,231 legal matters, successfully leveraged over $1.6 million in donated legal services, and provided training for more than eighty attorneys.