STAFF ATTORNEY, AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)


Staff Attorney sought for nonprofit providing civil legal services for people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Seeking a motivated individual interested in working in a cooperative, flexible office, committed to social justice.  Salary: $75,000 – $80,000 (DOE).  Excellent benefits.  People of color, women, and those with disabilities, including HIV, encouraged to apply.  Position open until filled.

General Purpose:

To provide civil legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS and to connect clients with ALRP Panel Attorneys.


Responsibilities include

  • Conduct client intake interviews, provide comprehensive consultations and legal advice.
  • Provide direct advocacy and representation in civil legal matters, primarily issues pertaining to housing and prevention of homelessness.
  • Refer clients to appropriate services providers or Panel attorneys.
  • Train and supervise law clerks and volunteers.
  • Maintain accurate electronic client files and provide reports to Managing Attorney and Executive Director.
  • Conduct outreach and training presentations for clients and HIV/AIDS service providers, on legal issues relevant to the HIV/AIDS community.
  • Assist Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator in recruiting new Panel attorneys by developing appropriate trainings and materials.
  • Attend community events to increase ALRP’s visibility in the community.
  • Perform general office duties and special projects as assigned.



  • Active membership with the State Bar of California.
  • Experience working with low-income individuals, people with mental health disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, people of color, people with substance use disorders, people with a history of homelessness or incarceration, and people in the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team.
  • Experience in eviction prevention and fair housing, wills & trusts, consumer law, credit and debt matters, negotiation and mediation strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills.
  • Well-developed organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.



Please submit resume and cover letter to Executive Director Bill Hirsh at: