Legal Resources

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American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty

The American Bar Association Commision on Homelessness and Poverty (ABACHP) provides technical assistance to pro bono legal programs addressing the national crisis of homelessness. ABACHP develops programs to help lawyers who wish to provide pro bono services to benefit homeless clients and publishes informational documents on legal issues related to homelessness and poverty.
Visit the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty webpage.

Center for Adolescent Health and the Law

The Center for Adolescent Health and the Law (CAHL) conducts research, analyzes laws and policies, prepares and disseminates publications, provides training and technical assistance, and engages in advocacy. The Center's work addresses a broad range of issues influencing the financing, delivery, and utilization of comprehensive health services for adolescents.
Visit the Center for Adolescent Health and the Law website.

Free Legal Help

This webpage, hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA), provides information about pro bono programs by state.
Visit the Free Legal Help webpage.

Immigrant Services Directory: Public Resource for Intake Referrals

This directory from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) includes over 400 organizations providing a variety of legal services to immigrants across all fifty states. The guide is organized geographically, followed by an alphabetical index of organizations by name. Information about each organization is displayed in a standard one-page format with various fields indicating the services provided, the area and detention facilities served, non-English language services available, and other relevant information.
Download Immigrant Services Directory: Public Resource for Intake Referrals.

Immigration Legal Service Providers Directory

This webpage from the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration provides contact information for free or low-cost legal services for immigrants and refugees in local communities across the United States.
Visit the Immigration Legal Services Providers Directory webpage.

Legal Services Corporation

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a private, non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974 to assure equal access to justice under the law for all Americans. LSC makes grants to local agencies for the provision of high-quality civil legal assistance to those who would be otherwise unable to afford legal counsel. The LSC website also includes a webpage to find legal aid by zipcode.
Visit the Legal Services Corporation website.

National Disability Rights Network Education

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States. The NDRN believes in the right of all students, including those with disabilities, to an equitable and appropriate education in a safe environment, based on access to the general education curriculum. 
Visit the National Disability Rights Network Education webpage.

National Housing Law Project

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) is a national housing law and advocacy center. The goal of NHLP is to advance housing justice for the poor. NHLP's primary areas of emphasis are public policy advocacy, litigation assistance, training, and research and writing, focusing on issues and problems that will have the greatest impact on the housing rights of the poor.
Visit the National Housing Law Project webpage.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)

NLCHP is a national legal organization dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness. Through policy advocacy, public education, and impact litigation, NLCHP seeks to address the root causes of homelessness and meet the immediate and long-term needs of those who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Among its portfolio of work, NLCHP focuses on educational access to homeless children and youth.
Visit the NLCHP website.
Visit the NLCHP Youth & Education Resources webpage.
Download Education of Homeless Children & Youth: The Guide to Their Rights.
Download No Barriers: A Legal Advocate's Guide to Ensuring Compliance with the Education Program of the McKinney-Vento Act.