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Custody Training Video

This training, “The Custody Hearing and Client Management,” was given on October 24, 2023 and was led by family law attorneys Lee Schwartz and Megan Watson.

Probate Training Video

This training, led by Senior Staff Attorney Mike Jones, will introduce volunteers to the probate process and empower them to resolve low-income clients’ homeownership issues. Viewers will also hear from Diane Zilka, a veteran VIP probate volunteer who had no experience probating estates before learning the process from VIP.

Guardianship Training Video

VIP volunteers help families obtain guardianship over their loved ones, enabling them to provide lifelong care and support. This training, led by Kathy Ochroch of Blank Rome LLP and Timothy Holman of Smith Kane Holman, LLC, will address the processes and procedures for initiating and completing an adult guardianship petition in Philadelphia County.

Landlord/Tenant Training Video

Learn the basics of landlord/tenant procedure in Philadelphia and practical information on counseling your client, going to Municipal Court, and understanding Philly’s evolving housing landscape. This free training was led by Jonathan Gaynor of Dechert and Tiffany Holland-McAnany of Community Legal Services. This training was presented by Philadelphia VIP and Dechert.