Alexander D. Forger Awards for Sustained Excellence in HIV Legal Services and Advocacy

Established in 2011, the Alexander D. Forger Awards for Sustained Excellence in HIV Legal Services and Advocacy recognize and celebrate lawyers and legal service providers who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the advancement of the rule of law for individuals living with HIV and the provision of direct legal services to individuals affected by HIV.

About the 2020 Recipients

The HIV/AIDS Impact Project will honor Yolanda French Lollis, Armen Merjian, William McColl, Jesse Milan, and Scott Schoettes for their sustained commitment and excellence in advocacy during the HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference 2020 in New Orleans, LA.

About the Award

Alexander Forger's leadership in the early, most harrowing days of the AIDS epidemic in the United States was indispensable to establishing legal services for people with HIV or AIDS in New York, meeting their crucial needs for protection from discrimination and for planning responsibly for their then-inevitable demise. Forger awardees share a record of commitment and effectiveness in the fight against HIV and AIDS that reflects the spirit of Alexander D. Forger's advocacy.

Past Recipients

Past recipients of the Alexander D. Forger Award for Sustained Excellence in HIV Legal Services and Advocacy are distinguished organizations and individuals that have provided or enabled legal services for people with HIV over a sustained period.

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