April 13, 2018

ABA President joins pro bono effort to help homeless youth in Florida

ABA President Hilarie Bass joins Karen Frederiksen, associate general counsel at The Walt Disney Company (left) and Angela Vigil, executive director of the pro bono practice at Baker McKenzie (right) for the launch of the Florida Homeless Youth Handbook, which took place April 13 in Orlando. The handbook is a free legal resource designed to help Florida’s homeless youth understand their legal rights and help get their lives back on track with practical, straightforward answers to their legal problems. Developed by the advocacy group Florida’s Children First and volunteers from Disney and Baker McKenzie, the handbook covers issues including health care, housing, consumer and credit issues, identification, foster care, criminal justice, public benefits and more. Bass, who spoke at the event, has made the Legal Needs of Homeless Youth one of her major initiatives.