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June 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Legal Clinics

Virtual Landlord-Tenant Petition to Vacate Training and Clinic

Help Philadelphia tenants move on with security and peace of mind

Please join Philadelphia VIP for a virtual training and clinic on filing Petitions to Vacate for tenants who received a previous judgment in an eviction hearing.


At this training, led by Jacob Speidel, Director of Tenant Rights at SeniorLAW Center, attendees will learn to draft and file petitions to vacate. The training is recommended, but is not mandatory to receive a petition to vacate case. VIP will assign cases to volunteers within a week of the training.

Once matched, volunteers will assist their tenant clients in vacating money judgments or judgments of possession they received in Municipal Court eviction cases. Most cases involve drafting petitions and negotiating with opposing counsel, but a court appearance may be required.

This training will be held over Zoom. Please RSVP below to receive the Zoom information. The training will be recorded, and will be available for on-demand viewing.