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Finding Aid to the AIDS Legal Referral Panel Files, 1984-1988
MSS 96-01  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: AIDS Legal Referral Panel files,
    Date (inclusive): 1984-1988
    Collection Number: MSS 96-01
    Creator : AIDS Legal Referral Panel
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box Linear feet: .5
    Repository: The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
    University of California, San Francisco
    530 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
    Phone: (415) 476-8112
    Fax: (415) 476-4653
    Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/contactform.html
    URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/
    Abstract: Files produced by the AIDS Legal Referral Panel including annual reports for the years 1987-1991, and subject files containing correspondence, notes, and reports.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/ .

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], AIDS Legal Referral Panel Files, MSS 96-01, The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
    AIDS Legal Referral Panel
    AIDS (Disease)--United States--History

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by the AIDS Legal Referral Panel in May 1996.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Special Collections staff in 1996

    Organizational History

    The AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) provides access to free and low-cost legal services for people with HIV or an HIV-related legal problem. The panel also promotes the rights of people with HIV through its Public Policy Program.
    ALRP originated in 1983 as a project of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), an organization of lesbian and gay lawyers. In 1985 Clint Hockenberry was hired as the staff person. In 1989 ALRP became an independent organization with Hockenberry as Executive Director. He continued in this role until his death from AIDS in early 1992, at which time Kristin Chambers was appointed Executive Director. As the name implies, ALRP is primarily a referral service for people with legal problems related to AIDS. Callers are interviewed over the phone by ALRP staff to determine what issues are involved and what kind of help is needed. Clients are then matched with one of the hundreds of ALRP volunteer attorneys, paralegals, or notaries. Services are generally low cost or free. In 1992, 2,900 of the several thousand callers were referred to volunteers. ALRP also has a public policy arm which advocates for change in the legislative arena, in government entitlement programs (such as Social Security), and in other government agencies.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This small collection is potentially useful to researchers investigating legal issues surrounding persons with AIDS during the 1980s. The first file holds ALRP Annual Reports for the years 1987-1991. The rest are subject files containing such documents as correspondence, notes, and reports.