March 04, 2015

Toolkit

The ABA Young Lawyers Division has partnered with ABA Center on Children and the Law and the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty to develop its 2014-2015 national public service project: Project Street Youth. As part of Project Street Youth, young lawyers across the nation will be organizing legal clinics for homeless and transitional youth. Some of the issues the clinics are designed to address include:

  • Credit/Consumer Issues
  • Public Assistance/Government Benefits
  • Tickets/Warrants/Minor Criminal Matters

Below is the Project Street Youth toolkit, which provides you with all the materials you need to plan and hold a successful event, even if you have never participated in a legal clinic before. The toolkit includes training videos for volunteers featuring national experts, a comprehensive step-by-step clinic planning guide, sample emails to potential community partners and to recruit and prepare volunteers, templates for promotional flyers, various clinic forms, and many other resources designed to assist you from start to finish. Project Street Youth provides many different ways to be involved and participation is in no way limited to those who will be giving legal advice to youth. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone!

Planning the Clinic

Download all materials in a zip file

(all materials PDF unless otherwise indicated)

Sample Correspondence

Clinic Flyers

Clinic Forms