Trainings and Events
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board (CLE Board), will grant Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attendance at its training programs to lawyers who accept a VIP case and handle the case to its conclusion.
There is no charge to the volunteer for the training program or training materials. Volunteers who participate must meet all of the other requirements of the CLE Board.
VIP Cases: The volunteer will be credited one CLE credit for each hour of coursework attended. Additionally, there is no limit on credits obtained annually through VIP. VIP tries to refer a case to the volunteer within two weeks of the training session. To receive credit, a volunteer must take a case within six months of the training session. Volunteers will be expected to handle one case for the total completion of each CLE course they attend. If the client withdraws or if it is determined that the case is not meritorious, another case will be referred to the volunteer. A signed representation agreement must be received in the VIP office for the CLE agreement to be considered fulfilled. VIP submits the credits to the CLE board within two weeks of the training date. However, if a volunteer does not take a case within six months, the credit is revoked.
Mortgage Foreclosure Conciliation Conference Policy: The volunteer will be credited one CLE for each hour of course work attended. Credits will be awarded after the volunteer attends the training session, but can be withdrawn if the volunteer does not represent three (3) different clients as a temporary solution or being an emergency volunteer; does not volunteer as an on-call attorney during three conciliation conference half-day sessions; or does not satisfy some combination of the two options. Conference attendees must volunteer for this project within six months of the training session.
For more information about the CLE program, contact VIP at 215-523-9550.
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*Please note the Events Calendar is being continuously updated.