Past Events

The Commission has held or co-sponsored the following events.

2019 Events

HYLN Roundtable on Increasing Access to Legal Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Northern Virginia (November 15, Fairfax, Virginia)

NAEHCY (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth) 2019 Conference (November 2-5)

(Section of State and Local Government Law) (ON-DEMAND CLE) The Demise of Single-Family Zoning and other Legal Strategies for Addressing Affordable Housing (October 11, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

(WEBINAR) Unaccompanied Youth: A Vulnerable Population (September 27) ft. Commission Director Kelly Russo and Commissioner Michael Santos

Census 2020: Litigation, Data Confidentiality, and Getting Out the Count (August 9, San Francisco, California) (View the ABANews coverage)

Advocate for Survivors: Trafficking of Homeless/At-Risk Youth and Young Adults in the Bay Area and How Lawyers can Make a Difference (August 9, San Francisco, California) (View the ABANews coverage)

Increasing Legal Services for Those Experiencing Homelessness in Contra Costa County (August 9, San Francisco, California)

Homeless Court at Stand Down (June 28-29, San Diego, California)

FREE CLE: Addressing the Legal Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness (June 20)

Michigan Spring Meeting (June, 2019)

  • Functional Sentencing Forum (June 4, Troy, Michigan)
  • Homeless Court Community Forum (June 3, Flint, Michigan)
  • Homeless Youth Legal Network Roundtable (June 3, Detroit, Michigan)

Equal Justice Conference (May 9-11, Louisville, Kentucky)

Montgomery County, Maryland, Community Forum: Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness (April 26, 2019, Rockville, Maryland)

WEBINAR: Removing Barriers for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

National Summit on Youth Homelessness (March 18-19, 2019)

WEBINAR: UN General Comment 21 on Children in Street Situations, February 28, 2019

WEBINAR: Educating Students Experiencing Homelessness, February 13, 2019

Homeless Youth Learning Exchange: Improving Outcomes by Removing Legal Barriers in Southern Nevada, January 25, 2019

2018 Events

Homeless Court Summit, November 13, 2018 (San Diego, CA)

FYSB National Runaway & Homeless Youth Grantees Training, November 1, 2018

How to Identify & Remove Legal Barriers: Practical Strategies for Providers, National Network for Youth, March, 2018

Preventing Homelessness for System-Involved Youth

Providing Wrap-Around Services to Homeless Families

How to Identify and Remove Legal Barriers: Practical Strategies for Providers 2018 National Network for Youth

2017 Events

Class-Crits Annual Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana (November)

2017 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Conference: Yes, In My Backyard

International Summit on the Legal Needs of Street Youth (São Paulo, Brazil)

2016 Events

ABA Annual Meeting (August, San Francisco)

Military Veterans Legal Services Network Summit (June 23-24, Washington, D.C.) ARTICLE

Collaborate to Advocate: Lawyers and Communities Working to End Poverty:

Homeless Court Program: Taking the Court to the Streets (February 19, Seattle, Washington)

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Legal Track

2015 Events

Free Teleconference: Promoting the Human Right to Food: Utilizing International Law Concepts and American Bar Association Policy to Support State and Local Advocacy Efforts (November 18)

NLADA Annual Conference  Teamwork Matters: A Holistic Approach to Provide Legal Services to People who are Homeless New Orleans, LA, November 5, 2015

ABA Annual Meeting, July, Chicago, Illinois

International Summit on the Legal Needs of Street Youth
(June 16-17, London, UK)

Collaborate to Advocate: Lawyers and Communities Working to End Poverty:

ABA Mid-Year Meeting, February, Houston, Texas: Eliminating Debt and Combatting Poverty: How to Effectively Address Consumer and Tax Debt, Child Support Arrearages and Court-Imposed Legal Financial Obligations (Materials) (Debtors Prisons) (February 6)

2014 Events

Veterans Child Support Initiative Summit (Nov. 20-21) AGENDA

Fighting Hunger in Maryland: From the Ground Up Fourth Annual Conference

2014 Annual Meeting, August, Washington, D.C.

The War on Poverty: Is Every Lawyer a Soldier, or Are We Tilting at Windmills? July 28, 2014 • Washington, DC

Homeless Court at Stand Down: A Collaborative Effort to Assist Homeless Veterans, Strengthen Communities and Maximize Court Resources July 18-20, 2014 • San Diego, CA

Webinar: Social Security Retirement Strategies: Helping Your Clients Maximize Benefits June 18, 2014 

6th Annual Veterans' Legal Assistance Conference and Training: An Opportunity to Serve Those Who Served Our Country
June 6, 2014, Baltimore, MD

2014 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Annual Conference: Bridging the Gap: May 28-30, 2014, Washington, DC

American Psychological Association-ABA National Conference (May 1-3, Washington, D.C.)

On Confronting Family and Community Violence:  The Role of Safe and Stable Housing in Preventing Exposure to Violence for Unaccompanied Youth

Ending the Criminalization of Homelessness: The Role of Courts, Lawyers and Advocates (Video)

CLE: Friday, April 25, 2014,  San Francisco, CA--In partnership with the California Administrative Office of the Courts and Center for Court Innovation. [Video]

War on Poverty Film Program: Film Screening and Panel Discussion, Inequality for All (March 24, 2014, Georgetown Law Center) [Video]

ABA Midyear Meeting, February 5-11, Chicago, Illinois

2014 Courts Summit (Agenda • Video

2013 Events

ABA Annual Meeting, August 8-13, San Francisco, California (Details)

ABA Midyear Meeting, February 6-12, Dallas, Texas

2012 Events

ABA Annual Meeting, August 2-7, Chicago, Illinois

Homeless Court at Stand Down, July 13-15, San Diego, CA

ABA Midyear Meeting, February 1-7, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Preventing Foreclosure: A Win-Win Solution for Everyone
  • Access to Justice: What is the professional obligation of lawyers to keep the courthouse open? (February 3) (View Video)
    • Moderator: Craig Baab, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice
    • Panelists:
      • Martha Bergmark, President and CEO, Mississippi Center for Justice
      • Hon. Sue Bell Cobb, Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
      • Mark Moreau, Co-Executive Director, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
      • Hon. Jay Zainey, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

2011 Events

ABA Annual Meeting, August 4-6, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ABA Midyear Meeting, February 9-14, Atlanta, Georgia

2009 Events

Preventing Foreclosure: A Win-Win Solution for Everyone July 31, 2009, Chicago, Illinois

Homeless Court Training, July 17, 2009, San Diego, California

  • Honorable Dennis Archer, ABA President (2003-2004); Mayor of Detroit, MI, 1994-2001 (Click here to view brochure.)