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September 01, 2022

ABA to sponsor National Homeless Court Summit in D.C. Sept. 12-13

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2022 — The American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty will hold a National Homeless Court Summit in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12-13.

The summit, supported by the law firms of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and Crowe & Dunlevy, will convene judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, homeless services providers and persons with lived experience to discuss best practices for homeless court programs that remove legal barriers to housing, employment and stability. The aim is to build understanding and expansion of homeless courts nationwide.

Sessions will address topics such as common challenges when building a homeless court community, lessons learned, how to get more funding, how to use technology to simplify your data collection and best practices for growing and improving.

National Homeless Court Summit
Sponsored by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty

September 12-13

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
101 Constitution Ave. NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001

Kimberly M. Mitchell, senior adviser to the Secretary of Veterans Service Organizations Liaison at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will give the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Priscilla Totten at 202-662-1094 or [email protected].

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.