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07/13/2009

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Get Help Now PA! | July 7th through September 11th

At the direction of Governor and Judge Rendell, the Philadelphia Bar Association has agreed to help launch “Get Help Now PA!” which is part of President and Michelle Obama’s “United We Serve” national service initiative. The initiative encourages Americans to create meaningful change in their communities by engaging in service and The Philadelphia Bar Association is working in conjunction with it’s Young Lawyers Division, “Lawyers in Transition,” the Philadelphia Legal Secretaries Association (PLSA) and Philadelphia Association of Paralegals (PAP) to bring “Get Help Now, PA!” to Philadelphia.

Starting July 7th through September 11th (from 1pm to 6pm), President & Mrs. Obama are asking legal professionals and bankers to staff offices around the state to help direct individuals with legal or financial issues to agencies that can provide help. Here in Philadelphia, the office will be located at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University and as Philadelphia is the state’s largest city, volunteers are greatly needed.

“Get Help Now PA!” is a collaborative effort of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Pennsylvania Financial Services Association, the Office of the First Lady and Pennsylvania Department of Banking.

For questions or to volunteer, please contact Brian Sims, Staff Counsel for Policy & Planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association at bsims@philabar.org or call (215) 238-6353.

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