CCH’s Youth Futures mobile legal aid clinic was presented as a model during the recent Equal Justice Conference in San Diego. The national conference is sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Public Service and National Legal Aid & Defense Association.
Law Project Director Patricia Nix-Hodes discussed the CCH legal clinic that represents more than 400 homeless and unaccompanied youths a year. She was among the presenters for a May 11 panel on “Using Behavioral and Social Sciences as a Next Step to Improving Legal Services.”
Other panelists included Adam Murray, executive director of the Inner City Law Center in Los Angeles; Sophie Bryan, executive director of Philadelphia VIP; and Joseph Sullivan, counsel and director of pro bono programs at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia.
“It was great to share the work done by Youth Futures mobile legal aid clinic, which shows a model of providing legal services that builds trust and removes barriers for young people when seeking legal services,” Patricia said.
The Equal Justice Conference brings the legal community together to address the delivery of legal aid to poor and low-income people who need legal assistance. More than 1,000 pro bono and legal service program staff, private lawyers, and other legal professionals attended the 3-day conference.