LACBA Update Back Issues - October 2015

Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project (LA HLPP) Receives State Bar President’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award

LACBA AIDS Legal Services Project is one of four law-related organizations that constitute LA HLPP.

Congratulations to the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project (LA HLPP) being named recipient of the State Bar President’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award.

As the State Bar website explains: LA HLPP, launched in 2013, is a unique collaboration between AIDS Legal Services Project, Disability Rights Legal Center, Inner City Law Center, and UCLA School of Law.

“The collaborative provides access to legal services to people living with HIV and/or AIDS in Los Angeles County. Each entity provides substantial resources and leverages resources of other legal services agencies, pro bono attorneys, and law student volunteers. 

“Through operating a centralized intake line, LA HLPP directs eligible clients to meaningful access to legal services to address unmet legal needs in areas of healthcare, housing, immigration and employment. The network of providers includes AIDS Project Los Angeles, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Public Counsel, ACLU of Southern California, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, and Bet Tzedek Legal Services, as well as more than twelve major law firms, and numerous solo and small law firm attorneys. In 2014, 85 pro bono attorneys contributed more than 2,600 hours and joined staff attorneys to assist more than 500 clients. Pro bono services included counsel and advice, and full scope representation in administrative hearings, immigration court, bankruptcy matters, and state, federal and appellate court actions.”

The award will be presented on October 9 at an evening Awards Reception in conjunction with the State Bar’s Annual Meeting held this year in Anaheim.