October 21, 2013
National Pro Bono Week in Philadelphia Oct. 21-26
Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in a range of pro bono recruitment and recognition events, legal clinics for low-income clients, and pro bono training and continuing legal education programs that will be presented by the Public Interest Section's Delivery of Legal Services Committee in honor of the American Bar Association's National Pro Bono Celebration, a coordinated national effort held during the week of Oct. 21-26 to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services. Click here for the calendar of pro bono events scheduled in Philadelphia.
The SeniorLAW Center will present the CLE training program "Saving Seniors' Homes: Philadelphia's Fresh Start on Property Tax Delinquencies and its Impact on Reverse Mortgages and Low-Income Senior Citizens" (1.5 CLE credits in exchange for handling one case: 1 substantive; .5 ethics CLEs) on Monday, Oct. 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. at Saul Ewing LLP, Centre Square West, 1500 Market St. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 16 with Susanna Ratner at email@example.com.
Board Observer Program: The Inside Scoop on Nonprofit Board Service on Monday, Oct. 21 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center. Attendees will receive training on the basics of nonprofit board service, including charitable issues raised under state and federal laws for current board members as well as people interested in serving on a nonprofit board. RSVP and register online to purchase lunch at philadelphiabar.org. Information about CLE credit to be provided.
VIP Pro Bono Opportunities Day: The Ethics of Pro Bono Service on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at PECO/Exelon, 2301 Market St. Register with VIP at 215-523-9550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Center for Child Advocates will present "Law and Ethics: Hot Topics in Child Advocacy" (1.5 ethics CLE credits) on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 1900 Cherry St. Register with email@example.com.
HIAS Pennsylvania will present the CLE training program "Asylum Law and Related Relief" (3 Substantive CLE Credits) on Friday, Oct., 25 from 12:15-3:30 p.m. at Morgan Lewis, 1701 Market St. For more information, contact 215-832-0900. Register online at phillyvip.org.
Go Casual for Justice Fundraiser will be held Friday, Oct., 25, where area law firms and corporations are asked to participate in a jeans day fundraiser benefitting nonprofit legal services providers funded by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. To participate, contact Kathy Ochroch at 215-569-5711 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Gay Scanlon at 215-864-8912 or email@example.com.
Support Center for Child Advocates will present "How to Handle a Child Abuse Case" CLE program (5 substantive/1 ethics CLE credits) on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Register with PBI at 1-800-247-4724 or at pbi.org.
For more information about public interest law centers and pro bono referral programs that use volunteer attorneys and paralegals in the delivery of legal services in Philadelphia, visit the Pro Bono Opportunities Guide and the Directory of Public Interest Legal Organizations posted on the website of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association's Delivery of Legal Services Committee, Law School Outreach Committee and Law Firm Pro Bono Committee.