Celebrate National Pro Bono Week, Oct. 26-30
Pro Bono Celebration Week honors the pro bono contribution of Philadelphia's lawyers and offers an occasion to learn more about the interesting and professionally challenging pro bono opportunities that exist with Philadelphia's public interest organizations.
Coordinated by the Public Interest Section's Delivery of Legal Services Committee and the Law School Outreach and Law Firm Pro Bono Committees of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Pro Bono Celebration Week is planned in collaboration with the ABA's National Pro Bono Celebration. The following is a list of Pro Bono Celebration Week activities:
Monday, Oct. 26
Chancellor's Forum on Prisoner Pro Bono Projects: 12 p.m., Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is $5.00. The program, moderated by Chancellor Sayde Ladov, features a discussion on two innovative prisoner pro bono projects: the Supervision to Aid Re-Entry Program and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Panelists include Marissa Bluestine, legal director, Pennsylvania Innocence Project; James Figorski of Dechert LLP; U.S. Magistrate Judges Timothy Rice and L. Felipe Restrepo; and Philadelphia VIP Executive Director Sara Woods. Lunch is $5. Register HERE.
Pro Bono Open House Fair: 5 p.m., Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. Featuring public interest agencies and law school pro bono programs, attorneys interested in learning more about pro bono opportunities in Philadelphia can hear directly from the pro bono coordinators as well as volunteer. President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, is the guest speaker at 5:30 p.m. To register contact Nicole Friant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Philadelphia VIP's Pro Bono Opportunities Day: Spotlight on Preventing Homelessness: A CLE training program; 8:30a.m. to 12:15p.m. at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, 123 S. Broad St., 28th Floor. The prograsm features CLE training sessions on mortgage foreclosure, public housing and quiet title. The fee is $45 for course materials and breakfsat; two free substantive CLE credits are available in exchange for handling a pro bono case within six months of the training. Register at phillyvip.org. If you work at a firm with a VIP contact person, please register through that person.
Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic: 10-11 a.m., Krikbride/Traveler's Aid, 111 N. 49th St. Register with Marsha Cohen at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
How to Handle a Child Abuse Case: A CLE training program from the Support Center for Child Advocates; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 13th and Market streets, 10th floor. Six CLE credits, including one ethics credit, are available. Register with PBI at 1-800-247-4724.
Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic: 6 to 7 p.m., UHCH, Penn Center St. Agatha/St. James, 38th and Chestnut Sts. (SE corner) Register with Marsha Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Oct. 29
HelpLine Volunteer Training Program: A SeniorLAW Center training program; 11 a.m.. to 1 p.m., Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market St. Two free CLE credits anticipated for volunteers. Register with Sue Wasserkrug at 215-701-3216 or email@example.com.
Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic: 6-7 p.m., Eliza Shirley Shelter, 1320 Arch St.. Register with Marsha Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 30
Pro Bono: Where Do We Go From Here?: A Capstone CLE Forum; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 34th and Chestnut streets. 3 CLE credits (pending approval). The fee is $25 for public interest attorneys and $30 for all others (includes lunch). Register with Arlene Finkelstein at email@example.com.
Personal Planning 101: Wills, Living Wills, and Powers of Attorney for Older Pennsylvanians: A SeniorLAW Center training program; 12 to 3 p.m., Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. Three free CLE credits are available in exchange for handling a case. Register with Roxanne Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic: 1:45-3:00 p.m., St. John's Hospice, 1221 Race St. Register with Marsha Cohen at email@example.com.