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September 2019

Annual 2019 Awards Ceremony

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Hall, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Philadelphia VIP Invites You to Celebrate Our 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony Thursday, September 26, 2019 Philadelphia City Hall Mayor's Reception Room & Conversation Hall (2nd Floor) Philadelphia, PA 19102 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Awards Ceremony 6:30 pm-7:30 pm: Cocktail Reception Each year, Philadelphia VIP hosts its annual Awards Ceremony to honor all of our dedicated volunteers and supporters. Please join us as we say thank you for going above and beyond in providing access to justice for all. RSVP Below.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Representing a Tenant in Municipal Court: Introduction to Landlord/Tenant Law

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Dechert LLP, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Please join Philadelphia VIP for a Landlord/Tenant CLE training led by Jenna Collins of Community Legal Services and Liz Tarloski of Philadelphia VIP. Over 90% of tenants in Philadelphia lack representation in their eviction hearings, while over 80% of landlords have attorneys to represent their interests. Learn how you can help balance the scales and preserve a tenant's access to housing through an overview of landlord/tenant law and receive practical information for representing a client in a landlord/tenant dispute in…

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October 2019

Custody Trial Skills

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kline Institue of Trial Advocacy, 1200 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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Please join Philadelphia VIP for a Custody Trial Skills CLE training led by Lee Schwartz, Sarah Katz, and Megan Watson. Eighty-five percent of litigants in Philadelphia Family Court proceed pro se and must navigate the judicial system on their own, as the court makes decisions that define their most significant personal relationships. This training, which will include a review of the basics of custody law and procedure, will focus on preparing for a custody trial and best practices and tips…

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October 2019 Small Business Clinic (Clients Only)

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Center City Location Philadelphia, PA United States
Free

LawWorks, a project of Philadelphia VIP, is looking for small business owners to meet with volunteer attorneys to receive free legal assistance that will likely continue after the event. Who is eligible for this event? (If you do not meet the below criteria, please do not submit a form) 1. Small businesses located in Philadelphia only; and 2. Small businesses that are currently open and in operation. Did you meet our requirements? Please fill out our Client Interest Form below.…

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October 2019 Small Business Clinic (Volunteers Only)

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Greenberg Traurig LLP, 1717 Arch Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
Free

Be an Access to Justice Hero and help a local small business! Register now for the upcoming Small Business Legal Clinic hosted by LawWorks and Greenberg Traurig. What: A legal clinic for local small businesses. Each participating attorney will provide post-clinic legal assistance to one participating small business on a discrete matter. Why: Small businesses often confront legal issues that impact their ability to be successful and lack the financial resources to hire an attorney. Who: You! Use your legal…

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November 2019

Divorce: Helping Clients Move On with Financial Stability

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3400
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
Free

Please join Philadelphia VIP for an engaging Divorce CLE training led by Lise Fisher and Jim Rocco. In Philadelphia, even the simplest divorces are nearly impossible to obtain without an attorney; a recent study revealed that divorce litigants in Philadelphia were 87% more likely to obtain a divorce within three years if they were represented by an attorney. Unfortunately, 85% of Philadelphia Family Court litigants do not have representation. This training will deliver practical information on how non-family law attorneys…

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