S&C Participates in Legal Clinic for Homeless Families at Briarwood Family Shelter

November 19, 2015
New York, New York

On November 19, a team of eight S&C lawyers and one legal assistant participated in a legal clinic for homeless families at the Briarwood Family Shelter in Jamaica, Queens, in a pro bono collaboration with Goldman Sachs. After a know-your-rights presentation led by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, lawyers provided information and advice to homeless families on children’s educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and other federal laws. Discussions with the families at the clinic focused on school transportation, disabilities and school enrollment and placement issues. A few weeks before the clinic, S&C hosted a training session led by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty for lawyers participating in the clinic.