Now Hiring: HCAP Staff Attorney

STAFF ATTORNEY, AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)/ HIV Consumer Advocacy Project (HCAP)

Staff Attorney sought for nonprofit providing legal services for people with HIV/AIDS. Staff Attorney will provide mainly non-legal advocacy, community outreach, and mediation of disputes with HIV service providers. Motivated individual interested in working in cooperative, flexible office, committed to social justice. Excellent benefits. People of color, women, and those with disabilities, including HIV, encouraged to apply. Position open until filled.  Salary: $50k-55k

General Purpose:

To provide advocacy services to people with HIV/AIDS and ensure access to health services for clients.

Responsibilities include

  • Conducting client intake interviews, giving information, and referrals.
  • Assisting clients with getting access to publicly funded HIV services.
  • Referring clients to appropriate legal services providers.
  • Assisting clients with grievances against HIV service providers.
  • Mediating disagreements between HIV service providers and clients.
  • Maintaining accurate computerized client files and providing reports.
  • Conducting training sessions on legal issues for clients.
  • Assisting Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator in developing culturally sensitive trainings and materials for Panel attorneys.
  • Providing trainings to HIV/AIDS services providers in order to improve their clients’ access to legal services.
  • Identifying and establishing ties with other agencies that serve people with HIV/AIDS.
  • Attending community events to increase Panel visibility.
  • Assisting HIV/AIDS service providers to develop, improve, and implement client grievance procedures.
  • Additionally, the HCAP staff attorney will be responsible for general administration duties and will assist with panel attorney relations, recruitment, and volunteer training.


  • Active Membership in the State Bar of California
  • Experience working with low-income individuals, people with psychiatric disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, people of color, substance users, people with a history of homelessness or incarceration, and people in the LGBT community.
  • Ability to collaborate with other community agencies in the delivery of services.
  • Experience in negotiation and mediation.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus.

Please submit resume, cover letter to or to:
Bill Hirsh
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
1663 Mission St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103