1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-238-6300 Fax: 215-238-1267 www.philadelphiabar.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mark Tarasiewicz
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services for low-income clients in Philadelphia, is pleased to announce that on July 15, 2011, the office will move to 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400.
“In order to serve more clients with critical legal needs, our organization continues to grow. Because of that growth we are excited to move into a larger office space,” said Executive Director Sara Woods. “We are thankful for all of the support we have received from our friends, volunteers, and donors for helping make this move possible. We welcome them to our new space.”
VIP promotes equal justice for the poor by providing civil legal services not otherwise available, collaborating with other legal services organizations and promoting a culture of volunteerism by educating and exposing attorneys and law students to issues of poverty. The new office facilities will help VIP to better meet the needs of our clients and our community.
Philadelphia VIP’s contact information as of July 18th will be:
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Philadelphia VIP’s Telephone and Fax Numbers will remain the same:
Direct Line: 215.523.9550
Fax Number: 215.564.0845
Philadelphia VIP (www.phillyvip.org) was founded in 1981 by the Philadelphia Bar Association and Community Legal Services to meet the legal needs of low-income Philadelphians by recruiting and training attorneys to provide pro bono legal services. Since that time, the organization has recruited and trained thousands of private attorneys to create a pool of attorneys to provide consistent, high-quality representation to low-income clients with critical legal needs. VIP continues to implement creative and effective ways to bridge the gap between marginalized individuals, families and communities with legal needs and lawyers possessing the skills and ability to meet those needs. Today, VIP’s diverse volunteers serve more than 3,000 clients annually with legal issues that affect basic human needs. Philadelphia LawWorks, a project of Philadelphia VIP, is a pro bono referral program that serves nonprofits, small businesses and homeowners.