Meet November’s Volunteer of the Month!
Christine Flynn from Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, PC is VIP’s November Volunteer of the Month. Christine is a litigation paralegal for James C. Haggerty, Esquire, with whom she has worked for 32 years. She started working for Jim Haggerty after she graduated from college, starting initially with a job in billing and transcription. “I was fortunate enough to have a wonderful mentor,” she said. “I promised myself that when I graduated, if I was able to get a job in the paralegal field, I would definitely give back to others.” Christine worked her way up to a paralegal position in the firm, and committed herself to giving back to the community.
She initially heard about VIP through a friend working in a foreclosure program, and she shadowed a volunteer attorney there. “When I was there, one client that VIP was representing was able to come to an agreement with the borrower and it was approved,” Christine said. “I kind of fell in love with the program then. Just seeing that overwhelming emotion of relief from the client because VIP was able to step in and help save someone’s home.”
Christine knew that she wanted to help in any way. She initially volunteered for the mortgage foreclosure program; however, when the pandemic hit Philadelphia and everything shut down in person, Christine wanted to step up in a different way.