2017 McKinney-Vento Awards
The 19th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards, the Law Center recognized U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Vernon Davis of the NFL Redskins for their involvement and commitment in combating homelessness. We also be honored Juanita Rocha of Laredo, Texas, with the personal achievement award, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP with the pro bono counsel award. The ceremony was held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel. View photos.
2017 National Forum
Advocates from across the nation joined together June 6th and 7th in Washington D.C. for Housing Not Handcuffs: National Forum on the Human Right to Housing. Read the report or view photos.
2017 LEAP Luncheon Featuring Former U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli
On Friday May 12, 2017 The Honorable Donald B. Verrilli served as the keynote speaker at the Lawyers' Executive Advisory Partners' Luncheon, hosted by the Law Center and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. To view the live stream of our event, please click here. To view additional photos from our event, please click here.
2016 LEAP Luncheon Honoring Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder
On Thursday October 6, 2016 The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Lawyers' Executive Advisory Partners' Luncheon, hosted by the Law Center and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. To learn more about our event, please click here.
The 18th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards
The McKinney-Vento Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday September 22, 2016 at The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
The 2016 honorees were U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins, Washington Wizards' John Wall, Dechert LLP and Ms. Angela Spencer. Special appearances were made by award winning TV sports personality, corespondent and anchor for CBS News & CBS Sports Dana Jacobson, as well as Founder and Majority Owner of Monumental Sports Ted Leonsis.
Attendees learned about pro bono opportunities, explored corporate and law firm partnerships, connected with LEAP members and discussed the critical impact we can have together to prevent and end homelessness.
The 17th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards
The 2015 honorees were Executive Editor and Senior Writer, Mr. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Latham & Watkins LLP and Mr. Bobby Limon.
2015 LEAP Breakfast Hosted By The Bank of America Center
On April 23, 2015 the Law Center held its LEAP (Lawyers' Executive Advisory Partners) Breakfast at the Bank of America Center in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Law Center Executive Director, Maria Foscarinis; Bruce Rosenblum, Managing Director of the Carlyle Group; Angie Garcia-Lathrop, Community Affairs Executive at Bank of America; and Suzanne Turner, LEAP Chair as well as Partner and Pro Bono Chair of Dechert LLP.
National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness
Press Conference: Arnold Abbott as Main Speaker
On Thursday, December 18, 2015, the day before the National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, the Law Center co-sponsored an event to raise awareness about the criminalization of food-sharing as it impacts those experiencing homelessness. Arnold Abbott, an advocate who has received national attention lately for his activism, was the event's main speaker.
How to Make Human & Civil Rights Real: Homelessness and Beyond
Read About Law Center Speaker: Eric Tars
Pro Bono Event at Microsoft - LEAP Reception
R.S.V.P (CLOSED) | Learn More About LEAP
Register (CLOSED) | Read About Law Center Speaker: Tristia Bauman | Listen to Recorded Webinar
The Law Center's Online Global Conversation on Human Rights
Join the Conversation (CLOSED) | Read About the New Tactics Online Community
Tent Cities, Homelessness & Human Rights - Webinar
Register (CLOSED) | Read About Law Center Speaker: Eric Tars | Listen to Recorded Webinar
2013 McKinney-Vento Awards
Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) Congressional Briefing
R.S.V.P (CLOSED) | About the PTFA Congressional Briefing | About Preventing Homelessness for Renters