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June 2019

Landlord/Tenant Petition to Vacate Clinic and CLE

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kline Institue of Trial Advocacy, 1200 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
Free 11 spots left

Register now for Philadelphia VIP’s first Landlord/Tenant Petition to Vacate Clinic and CLE on Monday, June 24. Receive a CLS-led training on working with tenant clients for 1 ethics credit. During the training, also learn how to draft and file a petition to vacate, and then meet with tenant clients to draft petitions on-site. After the clinic, volunteers will contact opposing counsel to sign off on petitions and proposed orders. Volunteers will then e-file the petitions. There is always a…

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July 2019

July 2019 Nonprofit Legal Assessment CLE and Clinic (Volunteers Only)

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Free

Be an Access To Justice Hero and help a local nonprofit! Register now for the upcoming Nonprofit Legal CLE and Clinic. What: Legal assessment clinic for local nonprofits preceded by a one-hour CLE on nonprofit law (includes 1 free CLE credit). Each participating attorney will provide post-clinic legal assistance to one participating nonprofit on a discrete matter. Why: Nonprofits often confront legal issues that impact their ability to achieve their mission and lack the financial resources to hire an attorney. Who: You! Use…

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July 2019 Nonprofit Legal Assessment Clinic (Clients Only)

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Center City Location Philadelphia, PA United States + Google Map
Free

LawWorks, a project of Philadelphia VIP, is looking for nonprofit leaders to meet with volunteer attorneys to receive free legal assistance. Who is eligible for this clinic event? (If you do not meet the below criteria, please do not submit a form) 1. Nonprofit organizations providing a significant portion of their programs and services in Philadelphia 2. Groups that are established nonprofit organizations Do you meet these requirements? Please fill out our Client Interest Form below. Once you submit the…

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September 2019

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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Free

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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Free

Please join Philadelphia VIP for a Custody Trial Skills CLE training led by Lee Schwartz and Sarah Katz. 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 for presenting…

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