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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

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

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 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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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, 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. Registration for this event is now closed. If you are still interested in…

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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

November 2019 Landlord/Tenant Petition to Vacate Clinic and CLE

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square 130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
Free

Register now for Philadelphia VIP’s Fall Landlord/Tenant Petition to Vacate Clinic and CLE on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. During the training, learn how to draft and file a petition to vacate and receive 1 substantive credit. 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 chance that these petitions will be opposed and a…

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November 2019 Tangled Title Intake Clinic

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111 United States

Please join Philadelphia VIP and City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker’s Office for our Tangled Title Intake Clinic, where volunteers and residents meet face-to-face in the community to discuss residents' tangled title issues. VIP will train volunteers on-site and match them with attending residents. From there, volunteers will use newly created materials to systematically search for and identify tangled title issues. Volunteers will then provide residents with counsel and advice, with the assistance of VIP staff. Eligible attendees will receive continued representation…

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

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
Free

VIP is embarking on an exciting new project to preserve homeownership and household wealth within families living in poverty, and volunteer attorneys are needed to help clients through this discrete pro bono opportunity. This CLE training, led by Roxane Crowley of Rothkoff Law Group and Lindsay Schoonmaker of Philadelphia VIP, will guide volunteer attorneys through the straightforward process of helping homeowners with their estate planning needs. Most clients are seeking wills, to make sure that their home goes to the…

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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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