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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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