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May 2019

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

May 14 @ 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 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.

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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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May 2019 Small Business Clinic (Clients Only)

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Center City Location Philadelphia, PA United States + Google Map
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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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May 2019 Small Business Clinic (Volunteers Only)

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square 130 North 18th Street
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 Blank Rome. 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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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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Summer Pro Bono Program 2019

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Peco Energy Hall, 2301 Market Street, Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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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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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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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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