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As comes through in these posts, pro bono representation through VIP is meaningful and transformative for clients and volunteers alike. Please explore, share your feedback, and let us know if you’d like to contribute a post!

 
 
Volunteer Spotlight

Stephanie Searles Vogel

July 2019

VIP volunteers gain hands-on substantive knowledge while building valuable relationships with clients. And if a lack of experience is holding you back...

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VIP in Action

Small Business Impact 2018

June 2019

“I kind of struck gold with Anthony. He would say ‘whatever you need help with, just ask me.’”

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Volunteer Spotlight

Sarah Katz

June 2019

More than 8 of 10 people with cases in Philadelphia’s Family Court lack the resources to hire an attorney and, as a result...

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Volunteer Spotlight

Diana Sisum

May 2019

Putting her language ability to use, Diana not only builds a critical bridge between VIP and its clients, she also finds a sense of personal fulfillment.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Lisa Zolna

April 2019

Whether on stage performing in a club or in her office preparing a deed for a VIP client, you could call Lisa Zolna a rock star.

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VIP in Action

Income Impact 2018

March 2019

Essie Corbitt needed a photo ID to obtain a “delayed” birth certificate, but was told she needed a birth certificate to obtain a photo ID...

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Volunteer Spotlight

Germain DeMartinis

March 2019

It’s no surprise Germain is drawn to LawWorks, VIP’s community economic development arm. Early in his career, he...

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Volunteer Spotlight

Melissa Mazur

January 2019

Melissa Mazur doesn’t hesitate when asked why she volunteers: “It’s always been a no-brainer,” she says, and it shows.

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VIP in Action

Housing Impact 2018

September 2018

In September 2015, Gladys was living in and caring for the property when she learned it was in danger of being sold...

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