Available Cases

VIP offers the unique opportunity to positively affect the lives of low income Philadelphia residents. We provide resources to assist you throughout the case, including mentors, interpreters, law students and training materials. VIP has included potential core competencies that staff anticipate volunteer counsel would achieve by taking the case, but these experiences are not guaranteed. Every VIP case provides an opportunity for direct client contact and case management. Join the VIP team by taking a case!

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Torts

  • 15-0038011

    Client seeks representation with regard to a premises liability matter. OP claims to have suffered injuries from a slip and fall incident in the vicinity of client’s property. Client states that she was not at home when the incident occurred. Client and the City of Philadelphia are named as defendants in the lawsuit. Client was served via alternative service on December 21, 2015 after attending a case management conference scheduled that day. The case management conference was continued and has been rescheduled for February 22, 2016 at 11:00am. Client needs representation to file an answer to the complaint and to defend her in this matter. Client is Spanish-speaking; interpretation and translation services are available upon request.
    Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Draft Pleadings

  • 15-0038010
    Premises Liability
    Client seeks representation with regard to a premises liability matter. OP claims to have suffered injuries from a slip and fall incident on client’s property.  Client does not know of and has never heard of OP, and never heard about anyone falling on her property.  The complaint does not describe the alleged incident or give a date the alleged incident occurred.  OP is represented. Client was served May 2015 and has received a 10-day notice of default judgment, but opposing counsel has agreed to postpone filing for default judgment.  Client needs representation to file an answer and to defend against the action in an arbitration proceeding on Feb. 2, 2016.
    Core Competencies: Draft Pleadings, Courtroom Experience