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

     

    A Philadelphia VIP client and volunteer Ballard Spahr attorney were recently featured in philly.com's article "Court restricts city's ability to seize homes used by drug dealers." Check out the article highlighting a recent and monumental change made in the Pennsylvania appellate court regarding civil forfeiture. VIP is positive this change will greatly improve the lives of its clients at risk of losing their homes. To read the article, click here

     

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    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.

  • Volunteer of the Month
    Diana Salgado Swidler                                                                     

    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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