Welcome to Philadelphia VIP

VIP promotes equal justice for the poor by providing civil legal services not otherwise available, collaborating with other legal services organizations and promoting a culture of volunteerism by educating and exposing attorneys and law students to issues of poverty.

  •  VIP in the News


    Philadelphia VIP featured in Daily News cover story! Check out the special Gentrification issue highlighting the problem of tangled titles, featuring a profile of VIP clients and quotes from our staff attorney Roxane Crowley. VIP has been on the forefront of tangled title issues for over 10 years, trying to keep low-income homeowners in their homes. To read the article, click here



    Thanks to generous support from people like you, VIP provides help to clients like Jorge*. Jorge moved to the United States and leased a small grocery store in North Philadelphia to provide for his family and support the local community ... Read more.

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    James A. Rocco, III                                                                                              

    Philadelphia VIP volunteers are making an impact! Through the direct services of our volunteers, we are accomplishing our mission of providing access to justice for low-income Philadelphians.


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Urgent Need
Divorce with Equitable Distribution

Client/Husband and OP/Wife were married in December 2001 and separated in June 2011. The parties are the parents of two minor children.  OP is represented by counsel and has initiated a divorce. The marital estate includes a house, a car, modest bank accounts, credit card debt. The grounds for divorce have already been approved in this case. Client would like legal assistance to protect his interests to any marital estate. An Order has been entered approving the grounds for divorce. Client’s primary language is Russian. Translation and interpretation assistance is available upon request.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Factual Investigation and Development