Morgan Lewis is committed not only to helping individual clients in need of shelter, but also to finding solutions to the larger problem of homelessness.
In Los Angeles, Morgan Lewis is active in representing individuals referred to the firm by the Homeless Court Program, a project of the Los Angeles Superior Court. The Homeless Court is designed to help homeless individuals struggling toward self-sufficiency resolve their outstanding warrants. Without such resolution, our clients cannot obtain driver’s licenses or employment. The firm has successfully resolved all of the outstanding warrants and citations for each of its clients, making it possible for them to break the cycle of homelessness.
In San Francisco, Morgan Lewis attorneys and staff regularly participate in Project Homeless Connect, a bimonthly project in which over 1500 individual community volunteers partner with city government, nonprofits and the private sector to provide a one-stop shop of health and human services for homeless San Franciscans. Services include medical, mental health, substance abuse, housing, dental, benefits, legal, free eyeglasses, California ID, food, clothing, wheelchair repair and more. The main goal of the project is to transition the City's homeless off the streets and into permanent, supportive housing.
In Philadelphia, the firm’s attorneys and staff have been honored for their work with the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Homeless Advocacy Project – a nonprofit, public interest organization whose mission is to provide free legal aid and counseling to homeless individuals and families.
Morgan Lewis attorneys regularly provide advice to several nonprofit organizations that provides low-income families with a network of programs to help break the cycle of poverty, including counseling, education, job training and placement, homelessness prevention, leadership development, and community economic development and housing.