• Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP)

    Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP)

    ASA and Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas (VLS) work together to provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in Central Texas. Since 1990, CAALP has provided free legal assistance to thousands living in our community affected by HIV/AIDS.

     

    CAALP accepts referrals from ASA and other local HIV/AIDS service providers and also runs monthly legal clinics. In addition, any eligible person may contact CAALP directly to apply for services.

     

    CAALP assists clients through legal advice as well as referral to volunteer attorneys in the community for representation.

     

    How can CAALP Help?

    CAALP staff and volunteer attorneys help people with a wide range of civil legal matters including:

    • Social security disability benefits
    • Wills, advance directives, and power of attorney documents
    • Landlord-tenant, housing, and foreclosure
    • Bankruptcy and collections
    • Consumer protection
    • Expunction of criminal records
    • Occupational driver’s licenses
    • Name and gender change
    • Medicaid and food stamp denials
    • Unemployment compensation denials
    • Divorce and custody (in certain limited cases)
    • Matters specific to HIV-status

    CAALP does not help with criminal defense or immigration matters.

     

    How do I Apply for Help?

    • All legal and intake clinics will be held over the phone. If you need legal advice, please fill out an application here.
    • Toda registración y consulta legal de las asesorías será por teléfono. Para solicitar ayuda legal, por favor llene una solicitud aquí.​

     

    History

    CAALP officially formed in 1990 as a program of AIDS Services of Austin. A volunteer-based organization, CAALP provides free legal assistance to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS whose income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. Since 1990, CAALP has helped more than 3,000 HIV infected people in central Texas.

    CAALP made possible by the Texas Bar Foundation.

     

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