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American Bar Association

Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities Pro Bono Activities

AIDS Coordination Project

Staff:

Michael Pates

202 662-1025

patesm@staff.abanet.org

LINK: http://www.abanet.org/irr/aidsproject/publications/aidsdirectory.pdf

Description:

THE ABA AIDS Coordination Project, housed in the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, maintains a Web-based "Directory of Legal Resources for People with HIV/AIDS," which lists many pro bono legal service providers throughout the country. Among the services they provide, such organizations specialized in assisting people with HIV/AIDS to access the government services to which they are entitled and in defending their rights to privacy and confidentiality, all of which are vital to helping stem the spread of HIV and ensuring that people with HIV/AIDS receive the treatment that can preserve their quality of life and, as a result, their ability to participate in society as engaged and productive citizens.

Publications:

Directory of Legal Resources for People with HIV/AIDS

Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Description:

The Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities has published "Tools for Schools," the first in a series of planned handbooks designed to promote lawyer involvement in efforts to improve their local communities through pro bono work on civil rights issues. This handbook provides a framework for lawyers' involvement in public schools that is based upon model of lawyer participation successfully implemented in various jurisdictions across the country. The publication is intended to encourage the legal profession's continued commitment to civil rights advancements through local community involvement. The Section has also has an Equal Justice to Civil Justice Committee.

Publications:

The Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities has published "Tools for Schools," the first in a series of planned handbooks designed to promote lawyer involvement in efforts to improve their local communities through pro bono work on civil rights issues. This handbook provides a framework for lawyers' involvement in public schools that is based upon model of lawyer participation successfully implemented in various jurisdictions across the country. The publication is intended to encourage the legal profession's continued commitment to civil rights advancements through local community involvement. Book is available through ABA publication sales.

Updated: 12/14/2006

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