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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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Free

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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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. 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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Volunteer Orientation

January 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am
Philadelphia VIP, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Free

This orientation will provide an overview of VIP's history, pro bono service areas, and an in-depth review of the resources and tools available to support volunteer attorneys. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit VIP's office, talk one-on-one with staff, and develop a personalized pro bono action plan, tailored to the attorney's interest areas, schedule, and other preferences. Both new volunteers and volunteers who have already taken a VIP case are welcome to attend.

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

January 31 @ 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.…

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January 2019 Nonprofit Legal Assessment Clinic (Clients Only)

January 31 @ 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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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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March 2019

Consumer Debt CLE: Helping Clients Preserve Their Income by Defending and Negotiating Claims in Municipal Court and the Court of Common Pleas

March 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Dilworth Paxson, 1500 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Free
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March 2019 Small Business Clinic (Clients Only)

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Center City Location Philadelphia, PA United States + Google Map
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) a) Small businesses located in Philadelphia only. b) Small businesses that are currently open and in operation. Do you meet our requirements? If so, please fill out our Client Interest Form…

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March 2019 Small Business Clinic (Volunteers Only)

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ballard Spahr, 1735 Market St, 48th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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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 Ballard Spahr. 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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Probate: Resolving Title Issues to Keep Clients in Their Homes

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
White and Williams LLP, 1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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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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