Holiday Greetings from AIDS Legal Referral Panel

At the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, we strive for a world where everyone has access to safe and affordable housing, quality healthcare, and their basic needs met. Now nearing our 40th year of service to the community, ALRP continues to mobilize the legal community to address the needs of people living with HIV and fight to ensure that they remain housed, insured, employed, and healthy. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, this year we were able to serve over 1,300 clients in over 2,200 legal matters.


Recently, we provided representation to a disabled, long-term tenant “Michael” when a default judgement had already been entered against him and the sheriff was scheduled to evict him the following week. The landlord refused to negotiate with ALRP’s Housing Attorney, so we went to court and filed a motion to set aside the default judgement. We won! We then negotiated a favorable settlement agreement and saved our client’s housing.


Successes like this one only happen because of you and our caring community that is committed to our work. We are especially grateful to our government partners, private foundations, community partners, Annual Reception event sponsors and auction donors, and our donors. As we approach the New Year, we want to extend our deepest gratitude and thank you all for making our work possible.


From the heart,

Bill Hirsh, Esq.
Executive Director

Thank you to our Government Partners:
San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services, and the State Bar of California


Thank you to our Private Foundation Funders:
Arthur & Charlotte Zitrin Foundation, Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights, Bigglesworth Family Foundation, California Access to Justice Commission, California ChangeLawyers, Deupree Family Foundation, Gilead Sciences Foundation, Horizons Foundation, JW & HM Goodman Family Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation, Venable Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation


Thank you to our Community Partners:
AIDS Walk San Francisco, Community Thrift, and Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation


Thank you to our Annual Reception Law Firm Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Gilead Sciences

Supreme Court Sponsors
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Morrison Foerster Foundation, and Wilson Sonsini Foundation

Advocates Court Sponsors
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and Shartsis Friese LLP

Circuit Court Sponsors
Hanson Bridgett LLP; Jones Day LLP; Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP; Nixon Peabody LLP; Seyfarth Shaw LLP; WilmerHale; and Venable LLP

District Court Sponsors
Cooley LLP; Creitz & Serebin LLP; Durie Tangri LLP; Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Farella Braun+Martel LLP; Fenwick & West LLP; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Horizons Foundation; Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood; King & Spalding LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Perkins Coie LLP; Reed Smith LLP; and Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC

Community Court Sponsors:
Arnold & Porter; BALIF; Bracamontes & Vlasak, PC; Callaway & Wolf; Clarence Dyer & Cohen LLP; DLA Piper; Holland & Knight LLP; Lewis & Llewellyn; Roberts Disability Law; Renaker Scott LLP; Stoel Rives LLP; Swanson & McNamara LLP; Trucker Huss APC; and Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Thank You!

We are so grateful to our community.