This collection consists of publications, position papers, correspondence, and files
on particular issues with which the National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network had been involved. The two main issues
documented in this collection are HIV in prisons, and immigration of persons with HIV/AIDS; topics that are not
well documented elsewhere.
The National Lawyers Guild (Guild) was an association of over 10,000 progressive attorneys, law students, legal
workers and jailhouse lawyers with over 200 chapters across the country, In 1985 Guild activist Paul Albert
formed the National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network (NGLAN) in response to the inadequate legal services many Persons
With AIDS were experiencing at that time. NGLAN was set up to provide legal assistance to people with HIV and to
AIDS service organizations around the country through a network of attorneys and legal workers. It also
advocated for progressive public policy, and educated individuals and groups about HIV and the law. It was
organized as a separate body, with its own Board, policies and fiscal program, but was clearly a subsidiary of
the Guild. Albert was appointed director, a position he held until he left five years later. Eileen Hansen,
another legal activist and community organizer, was hired to direct the Network in 1990.
Number of containers: 1 carton and 1 box
Linear feet: Linear feet: 1.3
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