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Pro Bono Case Opportunities: Answering the Call

The need for legal services among low-income people living with HIV/AIDS is overwhelming. At least 40% of HIV-positive people experience a legal problem each year. The vast majority are unrepresented. Unresolved legal problems can interfere with an individual's ability to access and maintain appropriate HIV care and treatment.

HIV Law Project provides its pro bono attorneys with the opportunity to answer the call to expand access to justice for people living with HIV/AIDS while at the same time allowing them to expand their knowledge and enhance their skills through real client matters. In an effort to create opportunities that fit into different schedules, HIV Law Project offers a variety of legal matters and service delivery methods through its pro bono program

Virtual Pro Bono Matters — 1 to 3 Hours

Volunteer at your desk! 100% Virtual Counsel & Advice Cases. Premiering our new pilot project: Consumer Debt, Counsel and Advice.

Discrete Legal Matters — 3 to 15 Hours

  • Last Will & Testament
  • Healthcare Proxy/Living Will
  • Standby Guardianships
  • Housing Part Actions
  • Immigration Adjustment Applications
  • Social Security Benefits Appeals
  • Virtual Service Delivery Options Available

In-depth Legal Matters — 15+ Hours

  • Full Representation, Research and Policy Work
  • HIV Housing Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Private Coop Discrimination
  • Breach of HIV Confidentiality Civil Suit #1 – Pharmacy
  • Breach of HIV Confidentiality #2 – Hospital Employee
  • Immigration Application for Crime Victims
  • Asylum Applications
  • Policy Research Projects: Electronic Medical Health Information: Spotting the Gaps –and– The Unwritten HIV Immigration Ban: How did it start? How can it end?
  • Virtual Service Delivery Options Available

Areas of Practice:

Employment discrimination

Health insurance issues

Health care proxies

HIV confidentiality


Social security/SSI

Living wills


Long Term Disability


Supplemental Needs Trusts



Firms & In-House Counsel

Firms and in-house legal counsel can partner with HIV Law Project to offer its junior attorneys a broader range of professional development opportunities. By working directly with clients on diverse matters, junior attorneys can directly use and refine a range of skills including client interviewing and counseling; negotitation skills; oral argument skills; and trial skills in federal and state courts. Pro bono work can provide junior attorneys with the kind of transformative experiences that will enhance their work with future clients, employers and communities.

HIV Law Project can link our client's case with your law firm or corporation today!

Our Partners

Interested in Joining?

If you have questions or would like to enroll your firm or corporation in HIV Law Project's pro bono program, please e-mail Alicia Perez, Esq., Pro Bono Coordinator at probono@hivlawproject.org, or call 212-577-3001.