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18-0042527 Urgent Needs

Submitted on December 10, 2018 in Support

Client, who is disabled, is in need of assistance with a child support matter. OP/Father, who has abused client, filed a petition to decrease the current child support order. The parties attended a conference on November 20, 2018, but were unable to come to an agreement. A master’s hearing is scheduled for January 14, 2019, at 10:30 AM before Master Joscelyn Gossett. Client hopes to appear via telephone because of her health complications. A volunteer is needed to assist her with submitting this request and represent the client at the hearing.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Courtroom Experience

18-0042748 Urgent Needs

Submitted on December 14, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant

Eviction hearing scheduled for December 20, 2018 8:45 am in Room 3. Landlord is unrepresented. Case summary coming soon. Please “express interest” by clicking on case number if you are available for representation and would like more information right away.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0042716 Urgent Needs

Submitted on December 11, 2018 in Landlord/Tenant

Client seeks assistance in landlord/tenant matter. The eviction complaint seeks November 2018 and December 2018 rent, plus attorney’s fees, late fees and courts costs. There are multiple well documented repair issues. The landlord was cited for a gas leak in the house by PGW, after client requested multiple times that the leak be fixed. In addition to the PGW citation, client also has receipts for plumbing repairs as well as letters sent to the landlord requesting repairs be made. Complaint claims breach of lease for pets but client has no pets in the residence and she received the complaint after withholding rent for the repairs that were not made. Client has all rent listed on the complaint in escrow with receipts. Defenses include breach of the implied warranty of habitability. Client would like to have repairs made and stay in the property or have a few months to find another property to live in. A hearing is scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2018 8:45 am in Room 3. Opposing counsel is Michael Williams, Esq.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0042628 Urgent Needs

Submitted on December 11, 2018 in Custody

custody matter involving her two children. Currently client has primary custody while father has custody only on Saturdays. Father is seeking additional time, but client says he has hit the children and exposes them to people who use drugs during his custodial time. Client’s goal is to limit the amount of time children spend with father because she worries for the children’s welfare. A hearing is scheduled December 17, 2018 at 9 am before Judge Holly Ford.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Courtroom Experience

18-0042619 Urgent Needs

Submitted on December 18, 2018 in Custody

Client, who is a survivor of domestic violence, seeks assistance with an urgent custody matter involving her 5-year-old son. OP/father was withholding the child from client, so she filed a petition in April 2018 seeking primary legal and physical custody of him. The court issued an interim order in May 2018, giving client partial physical custody on the first and third weekends of each month. A volunteer is now needed to represent the client before Judge Christopher Mallios on January 23, 2019, at 1:30 pm on the hearing for a final custody order.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Courtroom Experience

18-0042423 Urgent Needs

Submitted on December 6, 2018 in Mortgage Foreclosure

Client seeks assistance with an urgent mortgage foreclosure matter. Client’s deceased husband is the record owner of the property. He died intestate in 2017, leaving client and his two children as heirs. Client has tried to keep up with the mortgage payments, but fell behind while caring for her sick husband. The lender has filed a foreclosure action and the next conciliation conference is scheduled for December 20, 2018, at 1:00 pm. A volunteer is needed to represent client to help her assume the loan.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Negotiation Skills

18-0042145

Submitted on October 29, 2018 in Wills

Client seeks assistance drafting a will. Client would like to leave her home and the contents of her savings account to her granddaughter. Client seeks advice deciding which additional estate planning documents, if any, she might like. Client is Spanish speaking; interpretation and translation services will be provided upon request. VIP is able to provide free notary services upon request as well.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Drafting

18-0042545

Submitted on December 12, 2018 in Wills

An 82-year old client seeks assistance with drafting a will and advance health care directives. The client owns a home and wishes to leave it to her son. Client would also like to name her daughter as her power of attorney should she become incapacitated in the future. A volunteer is needed to draft these documents.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing

18-0042646

Submitted on November 26, 2018 in Divorce

Divorce Only

Client/wife seeks a divorce from OP/husband. Client and OP were married in 2010 and separated in 2014. The parties have no shared assets. Neither party has filed for divorce. Client believes that OP is amenable to divorce and unrepresented. Client seeks assistance filing for and obtaining a divorce. Client is Spanish-speaking; interpretation and translation services will be provided upon request.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Draft Pleadings

17-0040843

Submitted on June 20, 2018 in Nonprofit, Tax

Client is an established nonprofit organization in Philadelphia dedicated to preserving the Cambodian culture. Client offers the local Cambodian community the necessary tools for gaining self-efficacy towards sustainability. In order to access funding from more national sources, client seeks assistance registering for Charitable Solicitation in Washington State, where there is a strong Cambodian community, and ensuring they comply with the state’s regulations.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Drafting

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