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Allies for Health + Wellbeing

Allies for Health + Wellbeing (formerly Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force) is dedicated to saving, sustaining, and empowering people living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of infections. The agency provides direct services, housing, referrals, advocacy, and outreach and education programs.

The organization's  Pro Bono Legal Network advises, refers and/or represents people living with AIDS and HIV infection, their family and friends legal matters including: wills; living wills; powers of attorney; SSI/SSDI; guardianship; and issues involving civil rights, employment discrimination, medical treatment discrimination, confidentiality issues and medical insurance.

While cases vary, generally Legal Network members provide four hours of service a month.  Act 33/34 (child abuse and criminal history) clearances required.

Malpractice Insurance for Volunteer Lawyers is available through Allegheny County Bar Association as a member of the the Center For Volunteer Legal Resources.

Online Volunteer Application:  http://www.alliespgh.org/community-outreach/volunteer/volunteer-application

The Pro Bono Legal Network is coordinated by Matthew E. Ometz. Interested attorneys should contact Mr. Ometz for more information:

Matthew E. Ometz
Pro Bono Legal Network Coordinator
Allies for Health + Wellbeing
5913 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-345-7456 ext. 589 (main line)
412-345-0589 (direct line)
412-345-7457 (fax)
mometz@patf.org

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Disability, Employment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Life Planning, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: HIV
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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