Spring 2004

AIDS Coordinating Committee Announces New Journal, Next Conference

The ABA Board of Governors has approved a proposed collaboration between the ABA AIDS Coordinating Committee and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network to produce jointly an international HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review. Beginning in late 2005 or early 2006, and building upon the superb Canadian HIV/AIDS Policy and Law Review it will replace, the new journal will provide analyses and summaries of current developments in HIV/AIDS-related policy and law, promote education and information exchange, and relate advocacy experiences from an international perspective. It will be published three times per year in both English and French.

The AIDS Coordinating Committee also has announced it will hold its third national conference on "HIV/AIDS Law and Practice: From Nuts & Bolts to Cutting Edge" on May 19-20, 2006, in Portland, Ore. As did the first two conferences (in Chicago in May 2003 and in New Orleans in January 2004), HIV Law and Practice 2006 will bring together both new and seasoned practitioners of HIV/AIDS-related law and advocacy to explore complex legal issues, exchange practice strategies, and strengthen bonds as a community of advocates. Topics to be covered include, "Major HIV/AIDS Litigation," "The Americans with Disabilities Act," "Social Security Practice," "Debtor/Creditor Issues," "Immigration," "Housing," "Government and Private Health Insurance," and many others.

For more information about the Review and the conference, contact ABA AIDS Coordination Project Director Michael Pates (tel.: 202/662-1025; e-mail: Michael.Pates@americanbar.org).

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