Philadelphia Inquirer Profiles AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Inquirer yesterday profiled the Philadelphia-based AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, the country's only independent, not-for-profit public-interest law center dedicated to the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. The group, founded 15 years ago by lawyer David Webber, receives 1,700 calls each year. In the early days of the project, most calls were based on issues of discrimination, but now only 10% of calls are based on such cases. Clients who legal seek help at the Law Project today are usually looking to obtain disability benefits, write wills or arrange trusts for their children, Executive Director Ronda Goldfein said. Goldfein added that the group "needs an office in Western Pennsylvania" due to the Law Project's increasing number of clients and to "truly reflect its name" (Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/2).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.