Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project Receives Community Service Award


LA city awards ceremony

The Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project (LA HLPP), a collaboration between UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, the Disability Rights Legal Center, Inner City Law Center and Los Angeles County Bar Association’s AIDS Legal Services Project, has been honored with a Community Service Award for its outstanding work from the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities.  James Holmes, a partner at Sedgwick Law, received a Chairperson’s Award.

The Award ceremony took place at the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities’ 24th Annual Access Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 19th at 11:30 a.m. at the Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles.

Launched in 2013, the LA HLPP offers both a centralized intake program where clients can call for legal information and referrals to social services and legal services providers, as well as an outreach and education program that engages pro bono attorneys, law student volunteers, and local providers serving people living with HIV.  Ayako Miyashita, the William’s Institute’s inaugural Brian Belt HIV Law & Policy Fellow, serves as director of the LA HLPP.