HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference: Navigating a New Era

HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference
Navigating a New Era

Friday and Saturday
February 28-March 1, 2014

Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia

In collaboration with GSU Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society



The American Bar Association's biannual HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference is a pre-eminent, multidisciplinary, continuing legal education (CLE) conference addressing HIV/AIDS-related legal and policy issues.  The conference also welcomes healthcare providers, case workers, and social service professionals to examine how HIV-related law and policy affects their work and, in turn, to enlighten lawyers about needs and experiences in working with HIV-positive patients/clients.  Topics to be addressed at the 2014 conference include, among others:

·        HIV and the Affordable Care Act:  Implications for Ryan White and Ensuring Access to Quality Care

·        Status of HIV Criminalization / Sex Workers / Stigma

·        Administrative Proceedings: Social Security and Immigration

·        Maintaining Consent and Confidentiality in the Modern Era

·        HIV Litigation — Updates and Trends

·        HIV in the South: “Southern Strategies”

·        HIV, Family Law, and Reproductive Health

·        Creating Real Change in the HIV Care Continuum / Treatment Cascade        

Screening and discussion: “deepsouth”: A documentary about the rural American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty and now soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive.  (Click here for trailer)


Also presenting the

Alexander D. Forger Awards
For Sustained Excellence in the Provision of
HIV Legal Services and Advocacy


Hon. Chai Feldblum, EEOC
Carolyn McAllaster, AIDS Legal Project, Duke Law School
David Schulman, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office (ret.)
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
Lambda Legal


Among the conference speakers

Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal -- Center for HIV Law & Policy
Ann Hilton Fisher -- AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Robert Greenwald -- Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Catherine Hanssens -- Center for HIV Law & Policy
Amy Killelea -- Health Care Access, NASTAD
Carolyn McAllaster -- AIDS Legal Project, Duke Law School
Scott Schoettes -- HIV Project, Lambda Legal
Brad Sears -- The Williams Institute, UCLA
Leslie Wolf -- Georgia State University College of Law
Cristina Velez -- Immigration, HIV Law Project
Alison Yager -- HIV Policy, HIV Law Project


American Bar Association
AIDS Coordinating Committee
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
T: 202/662-1025
F: 202/662-1031