Brightline and ALRP File Rent Control Petition

The petition requests protection against unlawful rent increases and evictions at Midtown Park Apartments.

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Panel Attorney Barry Willdorf Passes Away

Barry passed away peacefully at his home on February 1, 2014, surrounded by his family.

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ALRP Hosts International HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Delegation

2013 InternationalVisitors-finalOn Thursday, December 12, 2013 ALRP had the pleasure of hosting a group of international professionals touring the United States through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, an exchange program managed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Hailing from over fifteen countries including Israel, Romania, and South Africa, San Francisco, CA was the delegation’s last stop on an HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention themed tour.  Executive Director Bill Hirsh, Managing Attorney Sara Malan, and Staff Attorney John Fasesky gave a presentation detailing ALRP’s work, the changing legal needs of our clients, and how ALRP is attempting to meet those needs by leveraging the resources of attorneys who work in the private sector.

ALRP Notary Thomas David Walsh Passes Away

2/14/1949 – 11/19/2013

Thomas David Walsh, 64, passed away on November 19, 2013 in San Francisco after a two week fight with pneumonia.  For over 20 years Tom donated his services as a Notary through the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, receiving ALRP’s Notary of the Year award in 2001. Tom was born in Joneboro, Arkansas, and came out to San Francisco in 1972 after attending University of Missouri and working for the “Frisco” Railroad in Kansas City.  He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley, an MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and earned a Para-Legal certificate from San Francisco State University.  In the past Thomas had worked for the Fred Furth Law Firm, the California State Bar, Veteran’s Cab, and Zephyr Real Estate.  He was also an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Francisco.  Thomas is survived by his parents, Martin and Janice Wiederholt, five siblings, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

All of us at ALRP would like to offer our deep condolences to Thomas’s family and thank Thomas for his commitment to helping the HIV/AIDS community.  Tom never hesitated to rise to the challenge and assist our clients with his notary services, exhibiting a rare selflessness that we deeply appreciate.  He will always be remembered as a generous and dedicated member of the ALRP family.  Donations in his memory can be made to the AIDS Emergency Fund, Project Open Hand, or the AIDS Legal Referral Panel.

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