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Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force

The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is dedicated to saving, sustaining, and empowering people living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of infections. The agency provides direct services, housing, referrals, advocacy, and outreach and education programs.

The Task Force's Pro Bono Legal Network advises, refers and/or represents people living with AIDS and HIV infection, their family and friends legal matters including: wills; living wills; powers of attorney; SSI/SSDI; guardianship; and issues involving civil rights, employment discrimination, medical treatment discrimination, confidentiality issues and medical insurance.

Malpractice Insurance for Volunteer Lawyers is available through Allegheny County Bar Association as a member of the the Center For Volunteer Legal Resources.

Online Volunteer Application: http://www.patf.org/community-outreach/volunteer/volunteer-application.

The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Pro Bono Legal Network is coordinated by Matthew E. Ometz. Interested attorneys should contact Mr. Ometz for more information:

Matthew E. Ometz
Pro Bono Legal Network Coordinator
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
5913 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-345-7456 ext. 589 (main line)
412-345-0589 (direct line)
412-345-7457 (fax)
mometz@patf.org

  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Disability, Employment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Life Planning, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: HIV
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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