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To take a VIP case, there’s just one core requirement: you must be a Pennsylvania-licensed attorney, or be working under the supervision of a Pennsylvania-licensed attorney. VIP provides malpractice insurance for volunteers on our pro bono cases, so you don’t need to carry your own.
Ready to take a case? Start your pro bono service by:
And remember, VIP can provide office space, printing and mailing supplies, notaries, and more to support you and your client.
Not sure if you’re ready yet? Click here to see more ways we are available to support you.
Most attorneys I know went to law school because they care about seeing justice served. Volunteering with VIP is one way we can continue to live that out.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout, VIP now offers eligible small businesses and nonprofits the change to connect with attorneys via phone or videoconferencing for a one-hour consultation.
Through these discrete engagements, you can empower a small business or nonprofit to thrive in a time of economic uncertainty.
Complete this information form or email Ivelisse Cruz, Small Business & Nonprofit Coordinator, to express interest in this impactful volunteer opportunity.
Eager to help, but not sure where to start? Consider attending one of VIP’s legal clinics.
VIP has clinics across a wide range of issue areas, and the volunteer attorneys and clients who meet at clinics often continue working together thereafter.
Clinic opportunities include: issue-spotting and strategizing with small business and nonprofit clients; helping renter-tenants resolve judgments in eviction cases, which pose a barrier to future housing access; and reviewing title documents to help Philadelphia’s homeowners pass on their assets to the next generation.
Visit our events page for all upcoming clinics.