The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Upcoming Events

AIDS and Adolescents – the Changing Legal Landscape

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018

This training will cover the legal rights and potential liabilities of adolescents living with or at risk for HIV, including the new right for adolescents to consent to HIV treatment.

Overcoming Employment Barriers for People with Criminal Records

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

This webinar explains how New Yorkers with criminal records can improve their chances of finding employment despite the barriers having a criminal record might pose. A combination of factors, including laws, stigma, and fear of liability, make it extremely challenging for individuals with criminal records to find employment.

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@coreysdavis @lac_news The firewall between health care and OTP care wouldn't make sense, if only health care data received real privacy and confidentiality protections under HIPAA, esp when it comes to law enforcement and other CJ access. They don't. It's HIPAA that needs reforming

In case you missed it: AMA urges Congress not to loosen restrictions on privacy for patients with addiction history via @statnews @levfacher

TY @AmerMedicalAssn for standing up for patients + their privacy rights. Removing privacy protections would discourage many people who need addiction care from seeking it--not something anyone wants. Congress should #ProtectPart2 in the final opioid [email protected] @lac_news

Overdose death rates have been steadily doubling every 8 years for FORTY YEARS. This data makes clear that a myopic focus on #opioids is misguided.

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News and Highlights


The Legal Action Center joins with countless others to mourn the loss of, and celebrate the extraordinary life of, our friend Christopher Kennedy Lawford.


The Legal Action Center and its National H.I.R.E. Network stand in support of and in solidarity with the incarcerated activists taking part in the Nationwide Prison Strike.


In the midst of the worst opioid epidemic in US history, the Legal Action Center knows we must fight to maintain the federal confidentiality law – 42 CFR Part 2 – that protects the treatment records of patients in recovery.

Doug Liman Hosts Exclusive Screening of Suits in Support of LAC

With the generous support of longtime board member Doug Liman, the Legal Action Center hosted a special screening of the

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