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VIP in Action Published January 11, 2022

Todd Nothstein Departs for Legal Clinic for the Disabled

This month, VIP said farewell to Todd Nothstein, VIP’s Family Law Staff Attorney since 2017. Todd will join Legal Clinic for the Disabled as a Staff Attorney in their medical-legal partnership. In this role, he will work with a team to address medical, social, and legal problems for disabled clients at a single site of care.

VIP’s team, and doubtless many of our volunteers, thanks Todd for his years of work supporting low-income Philadelphians with family law matters and the volunteer lawyers who represent them.

Todd shared this about his time with VIP:

I fell in love with VIP as a landlord/tenant volunteer while taking time off from work in the wake of a challenging illness. I got to know the inspiring, hard-working staff, and VIP’s model came to make sense to me.

When VIP advertised a job opportunity for a staff attorney focused on family law, I wondered if they would take a chance on me. I was new to family law, but eager to learn, and passionate about helping low-income Philadelphians.

VIP invested in me. In addition to committed coworkers and a mission-driven work environment, VIP gave me the resources and space I needed to grow into a family law attorney. I have often told volunteers this was my dream job, and this remained true every day of my tenure here. It is with mixed emotions that I move onto my new role at LCD, where I will continue to help vulnerable clients get the legal help they need.

Todd will remain an active presence in Philadelphia’s family law bar, and has promised not to be a stranger. We wish him all the best.