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Pro bono representation through VIP is meaningful and transformative for clients and volunteers alike. Please explore their stories, share your feedback, and let us know if you’d like to contribute a post!

 
 
Impact Stories

Clearing a Tangled Title, Putting Her Affairs in Order

August 2023

Virginia wanted to make a will, but she could not afford an attorney on her fixed income. Even worse: her home had a tangled title.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Evan Caplan and James Mulcahy

June 2023

"Every client has their own story. Handing them a legal document like an amended birth certificate feels like crossing the finish line."

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Impact Stories

‘Call Me Chef-ivist’ – A VIP Micro-Catering Client’s Story

June 2023

“I am grateful that programs like VIP exist. I am able to use an organization like VIP to receive pro bono advice from expert lawyers.”

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Volunteer Spotlight

Karen Flynn

May 2023

"People wait a long time for this help, and when you are able to step up and provide this essential service, they are truly appreciative of your efforts."

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Impact Stories

Sirlinda Burgess

May 2023

“My goal is to set up my son’s future for the best things possible. Because of VIP and the help of volunteer attorneys, I can do that."

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VIP in Action

VIP’s Annual Awards Night

May 2023

VIP celebrated volunteers who have worked hard to ensure access to justice for low-income Philadelphians.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Igor Pleskov

April 2023

"I see myself as an unabashed supporter of Philly. Volunteering with VIP is part of my civic commitment to Philadelphia."

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Impact Stories

Nefertiti Carney

April 2023

"My father and mother worked hard to own this house. They earned this house, there was no way I would let it go or sell it."

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Volunteer Spotlight

Serena Gopal

March 2023

"As attorneys, we have worked hard to get this superpower that not everyone has, and we can use it in a powerful and meaningful way."

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