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Outreach Presentation for Transgender Group

In response to the recent burial of a transgender woman in men’s clothes, ALRP conducted an outreach presentation on the importance of communicating end-of-life wishes.

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Staff Attorney Ana Montano Receives Award

ALRP staff attorney Ana Montano was recognized by the UC Hastings La Raza Law Students Association on April 2 for her “life-long commitment to supporting the underrepresented.”

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Asylum Granted for ALRP Client

ALRP is pleased to recognize new Panel attorney Christine Lin’s success in obtaining political asylum for an ALRP client who was persecuted in his home country.

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Defending Clients Hurt on the Job

Panel attorney Michelle Mandel always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father, a successful personal injury lawyer. Through her father’s work, Michelle learned that not only can traumatic accidents and negligent medical treatment be painful and debilitating, but they can often result in significant healthcare costs and lost wages.

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Folsom Street Fair – 2011

Over 70 ALRP volunteers braved the crowds and exploits at the 2011 Folsom Street Fair and parties. Although the day began gray and misty, the sun couldn’t resist showing its gratitude for ALRP volunteers in the afternoon. With your help, the “grand daddy of all leather events” was a true success. Thank you for donating your time and spirit to ensure that ALRP receives a portion of the proceeds.

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Up Your Alley Street Fair – 2011

Thank you to all the 2011 Up Your Alley volunteers! Over 20 volunteers donated their time and enthusiasm at this unique leather & fetish fair to ensure that ALRP receives a large portion of the proceeds.

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Saving Clients’ Long-Term Disability Income

Panel attorney Cassie Springer-Sullivan knew since she was sixteen years old that she wanted to be an attorney and use her skills, knowledge, and empathy to assist people in times of crisis. Cassie started her own law firm in 2008 and is committed to serving ALRP clients with disabling HIV/AIDS who suffer the devastation of losing their long-term disability income.

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Matt Maintains Mobility

When HIV began to impair his ability to walk, ALRP client Matt ordered a motorized wheelchair and eagerly awaited its delivery. However, he soon realized that the elevator in his building was too small to accommodate the wheelchair. When his landlord refused to accommodate his disability, Matt turned to ALRP staff attorney Diana Hughes and Panel attorney Andrew Westley.

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A New Home for Hector

Searching for housing in the San Francisco Bay Area is undeniably stressful. But for a person living with HIV/AIDS, the inability to secure safe, affordable housing can lead to homelessness or exile from San Francisco. A new home would cement a long-awaited new beginning for ALRP client Hector R. When Hector’s application to an affordable housing development was denied in January 2010, he turned to ALRP for assistance.

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Helping Clients Recover from Financial Problems

Mounting medical bills and credit card debt can feel crushing for ALRP clients. ALRP Panel attorney Mark Chernev sees bankruptcy as a helpful option for clients who have fallen on tough times. “My work is very rewarding,” Mark says. “It’s my goal to help clients gain financial control over their lives and give them a fresh start.”

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