application materials

Thank you for your interest in joining the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. We are delighted by the prospect of your involvement with ALRP! The following materials outline our referral process and attorney rules:

  • Referral Process.
    This page provides a brief overview of how ALRP’s referral process works.


  • Fee Protocol.
    The ALRP Fee Protocol brochure explains ALRP’s rules regarding allowable fees, most of which align with an income-based sliding scale. Note that all ALRP clients you accept are entitled to an initial hour of consultation free of charge. In addition, simple wills are provided at no charge, regardless of the client’s ability to pay or assets.


  • Attorney Rules.
    The ALRP Panel Attorney Rules pamphlet details the various rules that pertain to ALRP as a lawyer referral service in the state of California.


  • Application.
    If all of the above looks good, please go ahead and submit our quick online application! Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to schedule a brief onboarding call before activating you in our database and beginning to send you referrals.


Accepting Referrals

We ask that all Panel attorneys accept at least two referrals a year. When an ALRP client requests an attorney, our office may contact you. With your permission, we then give your name and contact information to the client, who will call you directly. You should never feel obligated as an ALRP panel attorney to accept a case. All we ask is that you respond to all emails quickly, because many ALRP clients are in emergency situations and we need to know whether or not you are available.


Attorney Reporting

You will receive an Attorney Reporting Log from ALRP once a year. Please use that form to record the following for each of your ALRP clients: name, type of case and disposition, and (very important!) number of hours worked. This information is critical to our continued funding. If you prefer to report your attorney hours as your work them, feel free to use our online attorney reporting form.



Should you have any additional questions about becoming a Panel member, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sloka Krishnan at or (415) 701-1200 ext. 303. We would be more than happy to talk more and answer any questions as you think about joining.


On behalf of ALRP, thank you for your interest and we look forward to connecting soon!