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AIDS Action Committee

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    617-437-6200
  • Organization Type: Other nonprofit/community based organization

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, advocating at the city, state, and federal levels for fair and effective AIDS policies, conducting cutting edge HIV prevention programs, and providing health and wellness services to people already living with HIV. Founded in 1983, AIDS Action is New England’s largest AIDS service organization.

Pro bono legal representation and advice is needed for people living with HIV and AIDS regarding a range of civil matters, including housing and rental disputes, divorce and custody cases, financial and end-of-life planning, and more. We do not represent clients or give advice in criminal matters, but may be able to provide referrals to organizations that do. Services are provided by lawyers and legal interns.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Public Benefits, Taxes
  • Populations Served: HIV, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Persons with Disabilities, People with HIV and AIDS; transgender individuals
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Senior Lawyers
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Substantive training and mentoring by experienced attorneys.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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