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19-0043616

Submitted on August 6, 2019 in Probate

Client seeks assistance with a probate matter. Client is living in a property owned by her deceased mother and father, who died intestate in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Client’s parents had six children, all of whom are alive and live locally. All heirs have agreed to transfer title of the property to client. Client is currently working with a housing counsellor to assume an open mortgage on the property. A volunteer is needed to help client probate her father’s estate and to draft a deed transferring title to client’s name.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing

19-0043419

Submitted on August 12, 2019 in Adoption

Client seeks to adopt his 18-year-old stepson . Client married his stepson’s mother in November 2018, and both he and his mother want client to adopt him. Biological father terminated his parental rights via court order. A volunteer is needed to assist client with filing for adoption and represent client throughout the process.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Draft Pleadings

19-0043450

Submitted on June 11, 2019 in Guardianship

Client seeks assistance obtaining guardianship of her 57-year-old brother. Client’s brother has autism and client wants to continue making medical and financial decisions for him. A doctor is available to complete an expert report, and guardianship is not expected to be contested.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Draft Pleadings

19-0043591

Submitted on August 7, 2019 in Nonprofit, Tax

Client is a non-profit organization that provides a range of services to formerly incarcerated Philadelphian following reentry, and advocates on their behalf. Client seeks assistance applying for tax-exempt status as the organization transitions away from a fiscal sponsorship model.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice

17-0040044

Submitted on August 15, 2019 in Divorce

A survivor of domestic violence seeks assistance with a divorce matter. Client/wife and opposing party (OP)/husband married in 2002 and separated in 2004.There are no assets in the marital estate. Client believes that OP is working, and she would like to pursue spousal support. A previous volunteer filed a divorce complaint, but service was never completed. Client now has a work address for OP. A volunteer is needed to reinstate and serve the divorce complaint, and represent the client throughout the process of obtaining a divorce.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Draft Pleadings

19-0043749

Submitted on July 25, 2019 in Nonprofit, Tax

Client is an emerging nonprofit organization. Client plans to provide classes, workshops, and camps to teach languages, martial arts, and other skills that would benefit families in Northeast Philadelphia. Client seeks assistance with incorporation and filing for tax-exempt status so that they may begin operation.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Project Management

17-0039618

Submitted on August 8, 2019 in Name Change

Client, a senior citizen, seeks assistance in obtaining her birth certificate. Client was born in South Carolina with the assistance of a mid-wife. South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control did not issue a birth certificate, nor does it have a record of her birth. Client has been unable to obtain a state ID because she does not have a birth certificate. The identification documents she does have are inconsistent regarding her year of birth, but she has a lot of documentation. A volunteer is needed to file a petition to establish birth facts and obtain a delayed birth certificate in order for client to be able to get a photo ID.

Core Competencies: Courtroom Experience, Draft Pleadings

17-0040565

Submitted on April 2, 2019 in Probate

Client seeks assistance with a probate matter. Client and his brother are living in their deceased father’s house and want title transferred to their names. Their father died intestate in 2014, leaving five other heirs in addition to client and his brother. Together, client and his brother have a majority interest in the property. Two of the remaining heirs are willing to transfer their interests. The three remaining heirs are either nonresponsive or unable to be located. Client understands that these three remaining heirs will be on title with him and his brother. A volunteer is needed to assist the client with administering the estate and transferring title into their names.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Client Interviewing

19-0043506

Submitted on August 6, 2019 in Divorce

Client seeks assistance obtaining a divorce. The parties married in March of 2015, and separated in May of 2018. The parties share no children, and neither party makes any claim for economic relief. Client currently has a Protection from Abuse order against opposing party (OP), which is valid until December 20, 2021. A volunteer is needed to initiate the divorce and assist client throughout the divorce proceedings.

Core Competencies: Client Interviewing, Draft Pleadings

19-0043931

Submitted on August 13, 2019 in Intellectual Property, Nonprofit

Client is an emerging nonprofit organization. Client’s mission is to encourage and inspire women to successfully transition through life by means of coaching, empowering, and planning. Client plans to begin acquiring coaching clients and to purchase a physical property to provide temporary housing for women and children. Client seeks assistance with registering a trademark for its name and logo.

Core Competencies: Administrative Agency Practice, Project Management

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