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Sheila Hall

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Sheila Hall

Director, Health Practice
East Bay Community Law Center
legal aid for HIV-positive clients and their families
HIV/AIDS strategic planning and policy
legal services for low-income East Bay residents


Sheila Hall is director of the HIV/AIDS & Health legal assistance program at the East Bay Community Law Center, the largest provider of free legal services in the East Bay and a nationally recognized poverty law clinic. The center, founded in 1988 by law students at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, serves several thousand low-income clients and community groups each year with legal matters directly affecting their income, shelter and health care. The HIV/AIDS & Health practice offers legal services to HIV-positive clients and their families. Hall joined EBCLC in 1999 and has served as the director of the HIV/AIDS & Health Law practice since 2001. Before coming to EBCLC, Hall was a benefits advocate at the Marin AIDS Project and, prior to that, was in private practice in Los Angeles. She has served as a pro-bono attorney for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel and the SSI for Children with Disabilities Project of the San Francisco Bar Association. Hall is also a former board member of Project Inform, a national organization that provides information and advocacy regarding medical treatment for HIV/AIDS & Health. She is a member of the Ryan White HIV Health Services Planning Council for the Oakland Eligible Metropolitan Area, and in 2004, she was selected by the state Office of AIDS to serve on the California HIV Planning Group, the top advisory body on HIV policy and planning in the state. Hall received her J.D. from UC Berkeley in 1984 and her B.A. in English from UC Berkeley in 1978.

2921 Adeline Street
Berkeley  California  94703
United States
Office Phone: 
(510) 548-4040
Office Fax: 
(510) 548-2566


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