COMMEMORATING LEGAL LINE AND LEGAL VIEW

WHEREAS, in 1982, the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division established the Legal Line P.M. program whereby panels of volunteer attorneys provide free legal advice and referrals by telephone to callers from the Philadelphia Metropolitan area on the first and third Wednesdays of each month;

WHEREAS, in addition to providing general legal information, Legal Line P.M. has periodically designated specialty nights when callers receive information on specific areas of law such as tax, domestic relations, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant matters and employment issues from attorneys who practice primarily in those areas of law;

WHEREAS, the volunteer attorneys of Legal Line P.M. frequently refer callers to attorneys who participate in the Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service for actual representation;

WHEREAS, in its 15 year history, approximately 2,700 volunteer attorneys have provided legal information and assistance to more than 22,000 Philadelphia area callers through Legal Line P.M.;

WHEREAS, in 1987, as a public service to its listeners, local radio station 950 WPEN-AM sponsored Legal View, whereby the Chancellor records one minute spots providing practical legal advice in plain language giving the listeners of WPEN legal advice in matters such as signing contracts, the rights of pregnant workers and correcting credit mistakes;

WHEREAS, WPEN has dedicated more than 40 hours of air time to Legal View, which airs weekdays at 11 a.m., to help area listeners gain a better understanding of the law;

WHEREAS, during the 15 year history of Legal Line P.M. and the 10 year history of Legal View, 950 WPEN-AM has donated on-air and technical talent and production facilities to promote Legal Line P.M. through free public service announcements and to present Legal View;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Philadelphia Bar Association expresses its appreciation to 950 WPEN-AM for 10 years of service in helping to provide free legal advice and information to its listeners in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chancellor shall commission the creation of a plaque or other appropriate citation thanking 950 WPEN-AM for its continued support of Legal Line P.M. and Legal View.

PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
ADOPTED: February 27, 1997