1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-238-6300 Fax: 215-238-1267 www.philadelphiabar.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Daniel A. Cirucci
Phone: (215) 238-6340
Regional Housing Legal Services provides legal and technical assistance to clients in a manner which enables such clients to develop affordable housing, create economic opportunities, and revitalize communities.
The award acknowledges a legal services advocate or public defender employed by or associated with an organization whose purpose is to serve persons who cannot afford to pay for legal representation, or, a public interest lawyer working with a nonprofit organization that services a charitable or pubic interest purpose. Substantial experience in legal services, indigent defense or public interest law and current employment as an advocate in one of these capacities is a requirement. In additional, the selection committee looks for the award winner to have the following: personal vision and commitment; critical nature of the problems addressed by the nominee's advocacy; innovative nature of the nominees' work; outcomes and results achieved through effective advocacy; the difficulty of achievement; and community commitment.
For more information about the Raise a Glass reception, contact Stephanie Krzywanski at (215) 238-6360.