Attorney fees: In November 2019, VIP Board Member Anthony Baratta made a pledge to donate to VIP 1% of every dollar he earns representing seriously injured clients. Inspired by Tony’s generosity, we encourage other trial lawyers to consider making a similar commitment. Your donation to VIP is tax-deductible, will be leveraged many times over due to our volunteer-driven service model, and, as Tony explains eloquently, helps “ensure that a competent lawyer will be there to fight for a [low-income] family at no cost.”
Referral fees: If you are a volunteer attorney with VIP and are entitled to a referral fee for a fee-generating/non-VIP matter, you may have the opportunity to double the impact of a donation to VIP. Please contact us for more information.
Arbitration fees: If you volunteer as an arbitrator in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, you have an opportunity to donate your honorarium to legal services organizations, including VIP. When you volunteer at the Arbitration Center, 1601 Market Street, Philadelphia, you’ll receive a letter introducing you to the program – which is administered by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation (the charitable arm of the Philadelphia Bar Association) and a form to fill out. To donate your fee to VIP, simply fill out this form at the beginning of your day of service.