Legal Aid Society

Projects, Units & Initiatives

HIV/AIDS Representation Project (H/ARP)

The HIV/AIDS Representation Project (H/ARP) serves persons living with HIV and AIDS in the areas of government benefits, family law, consumer law, housing, estate planning, discrimination, and other general civil matters. The Project maintains linkages with and can offer referrals to health services, HIV/AIDS education, counseling, substance abuse, and comprehensive case management. H/ARP conducts regular intake and outreach at designated hospital clinics as well as at our Brooklyn and Harlem offices.


The HIV/AIDS Representation Project (H/ARP) has continued its medical-legal partnership (MLP) initiative with Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center healthcare systems. This MLP initiative allows H/ARP staff to see clients at these healthcare providers twice a month. Patients seek consultations on a diverse range of legal issues that they are currently experiencing. Through this MLP and conducting regular outreach, H/ARP addresses the gap in access to legal representation services experienced by many members of this community.