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Help Families and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Access Educational Resources

Volunteer attorneys provide direct legal representation to families and unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Typically, volunteers provide legal advice and advocate with Chicago and suburban school districts to secure prompt access to school, transportation, and educational services for children and youth who are homeless.

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness. The Law Project provides legal advice and representation to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, with a focus on ensuring homeless children and youth have access to school and educational services.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Completion of required training then varies depending on case; administrative proceedings typically require no more than 15 hours.

Training and support

Training on the educational rights of homeless children and youth will be provided by CCH staff on an as-needed basis. Law Project attorneys work closely with pro bono attorneys to analyze, strategize, develop evidence for the hearing, and ensure a successful result.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

client counseling, case management, negotiation

Skills and resources required

This opportunity relies on attorneys with some subject matter or litigation experience.

Location

Chicago, IL

Help Families and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Access Educational Resources

Volunteer attorneys provide direct legal representation to families and unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Typically, volunteers provide legal advice and advocate with Chicago and suburban school districts to secure prompt access to school, transportation, and educational services for children and youth who are homeless.

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless organizes and advocates to prevent and end homelessness. The Law Project provides legal advice and representation to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, with a focus on ensuring homeless children and youth have access to school and educational services.

Type of engagement

Litigation

Time commitment

Completion of required training then varies depending on case; administrative proceedings typically require no more than 15 hours.

Training and support

Training on the educational rights of homeless children and youth will be provided by CCH staff on an as-needed basis. Law Project attorneys work closely with pro bono attorneys to analyze, strategize, develop evidence for the hearing, and ensure a successful result.

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

client counseling, case management, negotiation

Skills and resources required

This opportunity relies on attorneys with some subject matter or litigation experience.

Location

Chicago, IL