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March 2018

Probate – Resolving Title Issues to Keep Clients in Their Homes

March 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Cozen O’Connor, One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street
Philadelphia,, PA 19103 United States
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Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on the topic of Probate. This seminar will delve into the probate process and explain how to assess a client’s claim to inherited property, probate an estate at the Register of Wills, and transfer title from heirs to the client. It will concentrate on the unique issues that low-income clients frequently encounter in obtaining title to a family property, including…

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April 2018

Divorce Training – Helping Clients Move on with Financial Stability

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on the topic of Divorce. Obtaining a divorce is crucial for a client who needs to move on to the next chapter of his/her life. Work with the support of VIP staff, family law mentors and excellent resource materials to learn divorce from A-Z. This CLE training will take a step-by-step look at the divorce process and will give you practical information…

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May 2018

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

May 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square 130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
Free

Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on the topic of Landlord Tenant Law. This program will provide an overview of landlord tenant law as well as practical information for representing a client in a landlord tenant dispute in the Philadelphia courts. Registration is required. Questions? Contact Lindsay Schoonmaker at 215-523-9555 or lschoonmaker@phillyvip.org.

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October 2018

Custody Training: Providing Family Stability

October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Family Court Building, 1501 Arch St., 15th Floor Training Room
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on the topic of Child Custody.  VIP strives to enhance the stability of vulnerable families by ensuring they have access to legal advice while litigating their custody cases. This program will focus on how to handle any custody matter that is scheduled to appear before a Custody Master or a Judge in the Domestic Relations Section of the Philadelphia Family Court. Training…

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December 2018

Landlord Tenant Law: Practical Approaches in Municipal Court (A Mock Trial Training)

December 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kline Institue of Trial Advocacy, 1200 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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Please join Philly VIP for Landlord Tenant: Practical Approaches in Municipal Court. This training will include observing a Landlord Tenant Mock Trial and Mediation as well as engaging with experienced attorneys in a discussion of best practices in Philadelphia Municipal Court.  While this training is open to all attorneys, one prior LLT case, or attendance at a VIP LLT training is highly recommended. For those with no prior training or court experience, we recommend reviewing the LLT Training Manual found…

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January 2019

Quiet Title CLE: Resolving Title Issues to Keep Clients in Their Homes

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fox Rothschild, 2000 Market Street, #2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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This training, led by two statewide experts, will explain how to transfer title of a property into your low-income client’s name through the filing of a Quiet Title action.  It covers the legal grounds, procedures, and forms for bringing a Quiet Title Action, with an emphasis on the issues that low-income clients frequently encounter in obtaining title to a property.  Clients may need a Quiet Title action filed if they have entered into a lease/purchase (rent-to-own) agreement, are a victim of a fraudulent…

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

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on the topic of landlord/tenant law. This program will provide an overview of landlord/tenant law, as well as practical information for representing a client in a landlord/tenant dispute in the Philadelphia courts. Attendees will receive two (2) substantive CLE credits if they accept a VIP case. Registration is required. Questions? Contact Liz Tarloski at 215-523-9558 or etarloski@phillyvip.org.

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February 2019

Preserving Income and Stabilizing Families: Representing VIP Clients in Support Matters

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Please join Philadelphia VIP for a rarely-offered CLE covering child support, spousal support, and alimony pendente lite. This CLE, led by James Rocco III and Todd Nothstein, will walk through a hypothetical case based on actual VIP cases as a means of preparing our volunteers to assist low-income clients in support matters in Philadelphia Family Court. Attendees will receive 1.5 substantive CLE credits free of charge, provided they accept a VIP case within 6 months of the training. Lunch will…

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Estate Planning CLE: Protecting Homes and Empowering End-of-Life Dignity through Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives

February 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Please join Philadelphia VIP for a CLE training on estate planning led by Roxane Crowley and Lindsay Schoonmaker. Clients living in poverty have straightforward but vital estate planning needs.  Many own their home and would like to make sure it goes to the family or loved ones who have cared for them and who are often already living in the property.  Clients also need financial powers of attorney and advance directives to ensure their affairs are properly handled by a…

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April 2019

Divorce: Helping Clients Move On with Financial Stability

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Please join Philadelphia VIP for a Divorce CLE training led by Michael Fingerman and Mary Cushing Doherty. In Philadelphia, even the simplest divorces are nearly impossible to obtain without an attorney. Multiple waiting periods, arcane names for pleadings, and other procedural hurdles make the process arduous for pro se litigants, but these are normal challenges for attorneys. A recent study revealed that divorce litigants in Philadelphia were 87.4% more likely to obtain a divorce within three years if they were represented…

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May 2019

Custody: Providing Stability for Families

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DLA Piper, 1650 Market Street, #4900
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Please join Philadelphia VIP for a Custody CLE training led by Lee Schwartz and Sarah Katz. Eighty-five percent of litigants in Philadelphia Family Court proceed pro se. These litigants, most of whom cannot afford an attorney, must navigate complex legal concepts and laborious procedures on their own as the court makes decisions that define their most significant personal relationships. This training will provide practical information about how you can make a difference by representing a custody client before a Philadelphia Master…

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June 2019

Guardianship: Giving Families Legal Authority to Care for Incapacitated Loved Ones

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square 130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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Please join Philadelphia VIP for a Guardianship CLE led by Kathy E. Ochroch and Timothy J. Holman. This training will include important information on the many pending changes to Philadelphia's guardianship process. Attendees will receive 2 substantive credits free of charge if they take a VIP case within 6 months of the training.

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