Author Archives: Ronda

Justice Unspoken: Paying the price for disrespect

Our client hadn’t paid her rent and was facing eviction. She was ready to leave, especially after the landlord’s son attacked her spouse over the unpaid rent. We represented her to make sure the eviction judgment was for the right … Continue reading

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Justice Birthed: Clients at needle exchange site take a step forward

Twice a week, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania holds clinic hours at Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP), the city’s only legal syringe exchange. We offer free legal services to clients who don’t usually seek assistance, despite their need for it. … Continue reading

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Justice Explained: Training medical professionals on public benefits

Part of our mission is to educate on access to healthcare. Last week, we conducted a training in State College, Pa. for more than 70 medical professionals. The 4.5-hour training was attended by physicians, psychologists, nurses, medical case managers, counselors, … Continue reading

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Justice Zoned: Finding a stable space to call home

Our client panicked when his landlord told him to vacate immediately. The tenant was living in a four-unit apartment building, although it was only zoned for three. Our client, who had lived in the unit for five years, knew about … Continue reading

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Justice Boo!-ed: A wickedly fun party to support vitally important work

Love reading our #JusticeUpdates and wish you could play a role in one? Now is your chance. We will be fighting for justice at our annual Halloween party, BOO! @BAHDEEBAHDU. The theme of this year’s party is “Wretched Excess” and … Continue reading

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Justice Preempted: An offer that was too good to be true

Our client is a 53-year-old man, who has lived in his home for 19 years. Seven years ago, he was sick and unable to work. He was facing foreclosure because he fell behind on the payments. We helped him refinance … Continue reading

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Justice Wikied: Working, walking, and running to end AIDS stigma

For almost 30 years we have been fighting discrimination against people living with HIV. Check out our Wikipedia page to see our latest victories: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS_Law_Project_of_Pennsylvania. We’re proud of the work that we’ve done to challenge AIDS stigma and our goal … Continue reading

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Justice Added-Up: Family of four counts on benefits

Our client is a 24 year-old mother, living with HIV. She has a 9 year-old child. When her mother died suddenly, she arranged for her two teen siblings to live with her. She reported her increased household size to the … Continue reading

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Justice Retrieved: Financial ruin leads to chaos for a generous woman

Our client came to us in February 2017. She was homeless and her Social Security disability benefits had been suspended. Her troubles began when she received a settlement payment following a personal injury. Several years earlier, she was injured when … Continue reading

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Justice Cared-For: Northeastern Pennsylvania residential care facility settles employment discrimination case with HIV-positive CNA

A northeastern Pennsylvania residential care facility has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle an employment discrimination claim on behalf of a certified nursing assistant who was fired shortly after his employer learned he is living with HIV. The AIDS Law … Continue reading

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