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Apr 22: Wills for Heroes Event (Philadelphia County)

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:20pm
Wills for Heroes provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and military veterans in Pennsylvania. Wills for Heroes provides police, fire, emergency medical personnel, other first responders and military veterans - those on the frontlines for our personal safety - the tools they need to prepare adequately for the future. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. Lawyer volunteers at these events use laptop computers loaded with a software program designed specifically for Wills for Heroes. Using this technology allows lawyers from all specialties to participate in the program. During the events, each participant meets with a volunteer who inputs information from the questionnaire into the software. A lawyer volunteer reviews the draft estate planning documents with the first responder to make sure he or she understands and agrees to the plan. The documents are then finalized, signed, witnessed and notarized at the event so they are effective immediately. On Saturday, April 22, 2017, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Event, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP and the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society at Community College of Philadelphia, The event is for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders and Military Veterans and their spouses/partners, and will take place at Community College of Philadelphia, Northeast Regional Campus, Third Floor, located at 12901 Townsend Road, Philadelphia, PA beginning at 11:00 a.m. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sandy Romaszewski at sromaszewski@foxrothschild.com or Lisa Shearman at LShearman@hrmml.com For more information on the program, visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org. For more information about Wills for Heroes and its Pennsylvania programs and to register as a volunteer, visit http://www.pabar.org/site/YLD/Wills-for-Heroes or call the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at 800-932-0311. Event Invitation and Information for First Responders Information for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Facebook: Wills for Heroes-PA

Mar 01: Preventing Homelessness by Protecting Renters' Rights (Webinar)

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:10am
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will be offering its latest free webinar, Housing Not Handcuffs: Preventing Homelessness by Protecting Renters' Rights on March 1, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3;30 pm Eastern. This webinar will focus on best practice housing laws and policies that work to address the underlying causes of homelessness, rather than forcing homeless persons into the criminal justice system. Speakers will include: Tristia Bauman, Senior Attorney, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty Daniel Saver, ?Senior Attorney, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto John Pollock, Staff Attorney, Public Justice Center More Information and Registration

Mar 07: Emerging Issues for Unaccompanied Children (Webinar)

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 9:38am
The Immigration Advocates Network will be hosting a free webinar entitled, Emerging Issues for Unaccompanied Children, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 3:00 pm -4;30 pm Eastern. The panel will discuss how the executive orders, DHS implementation memos, and immigration court case processing priority memo may impact unaccompanied children's (UAC) cases. They will identify some of the challenges; provide a framework for analysis; and, share resources to help nonprofit and pro bono practitioners in serving their clients. The panelists are: Diane Eikenberry, Senior Attorney, Detained Children's Program, Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition; Wendy Wylegala, Deputy Director for Legal Technical Assistance, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND); and Patricia Zermeno, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, KIND. The moderator is Cate Hulme, Unaccompanied Children Pro Bono Project Manager, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. To register for this free webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8165417931475339777. Your registration will generate an automatic email with log-in details for the webinar. Please direct any questions regarding this webinar to: support@immigrationadvocates.org.

Apr 27 - Apr 29: 2017 Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference (Baltimore, MD)

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:59am
The National Association of Consumer Advocates will be hosting the 2017 Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Conference in Baltimore, MD, from April 27 through 29. There will also be a pre-conference Trial Skills Workshop April 26 and 27. Why You Should Attend According to the FTC, approximately ten million Americans have serious mistakes on their credit reports, impacting their abilities to purchase homes and cars and even get jobs. These challenges are increased drastically for minority and underserved communities. The National Consumer Law Center recently concluded that there are “stunning racial disparities” in credit reports and credit scores. The racial wealth gap affects consumers’ abilities to pay their bills, with past delinquencies biasing credit scores and further hindering access of low income and minority communities to credit and other basic necessities. Learn the skills, knowledge, strategies, and tactics to make a difference in your credit reporting cases and achieve justice for all those who need it. While the law is the same, the credit reporting problems that manifest differ depending on the community affected. The 2017 FCRA Conference will provide innovative content to help private, public interest, and legal service attorneys of all experience levels address the unique needs of their clients. What You Will Learn Methods and criteria to use to evaluate what makes a good case Specific discovery approaches to apply based on case type Litigation strategies for employment, landlord tenant, and background checks cases Recommendations for proving damages and willful violations Pre-Conference Trial Skills Workshop On April 26 and April 27, NACA will be offering a 1 ½ day pre-conference workshop on winning your case through opening statements. The workshop will be limited to thirty people and will be led by David Humphreys and Luke Wallace. This workshop will be highly participatory and will include opportunities to work together in small groups to improve your delivery of opening statements. If you prefer a lecture-style format, this workshop is not for you. A separate fee will be required to participate in the workshop. More Information and Registration

May 25: Divorce with Equitable Distribution-Helping Clients Move On with Financial Stability (Philadelphia)

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 11:08am
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys entitled Divorce with Equitable Distribution-Helping Clients Move On with Financial Stability on May 25, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm Eastern. The program will be held at Fox Rothschild, 2000 Market Street, #2000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Training materials and lunch will be provided Trainers: Michael Fingerman, Esq., Law Offices of Michael Fingerman Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq., High Swartz LLP Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within 6 months of the training will earn 2 free substantive CLE credits. More Information and Registration

Apr 27: Probate–Resolving Title Issues to Keep Clients in Their Homes (Philadelphia)

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:57am
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys entitled Probate-Resolving Title Issues to Keep Clients in Their Homes, on April 27, 2017 from 8:30 am - 11:00 am. The program will be presented at White and Williams LLP, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 This seminar will delve into the probate process and an alternative to probate (§ 3546 Petition) as avenues to transfer legal title of homes into VIP clients’ names. It will concentrate on the unique issues that low-income clients frequently encounter in obtaining title to a family property, including how to utilize the financial assistance of the Tangled Title Fund in representing these clients. Keeping low-income Philadelphians in their homes is critical to keeping families from becoming homeless and in helping people break the cycle of poverty. It also combats the occurrence of abandoned properties and neighborhood blight. Join us in assisting to prevent homelessness in Philadelphia. Training materials and breakfast will be provided. Trainers: Carole Sheffield, Esq., Anderson Kill Roxane Crowley, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Philadelphia VIP Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within 6 months of the training will earn two free substantive CLE credits. More Information and Registration

Mar 22: Custody - Providing Stability for Families (Philadelphia)

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:04pm
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on the topic of Child Custody on March 22, 2017 from 12:00 pm-2:15 pm Eastern. The program will be held at Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. This program will focus on how to handle a custody matter that is scheduled to appear before a Custody Master or a Judge in Philadelphia Family Court. Join us in assisting to build and support strong, stable families in Philadelphia. Training materials and lunch will be provided Trainers: Lee Schwartz, Esq., Schwartz Jordan Law Group LLC Michelle Piscopo, Esq., Blank Rome LLP Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within 6 months of the training will earn two free substantive CLE credits. More Information and Registration

Mar 28: Small Business Clinic - Philadelphia VIP/LawWorks

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:00am
Philadelphia VIP/LawWorks is partnering with McCarter & English and the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC) to present a free Small Business Clinic on March 28, 2017 from 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm. The clinic will be held at The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The March 2017 Small Business Clinic will match volunteer lawyers with small business owners who would otherwise have to use their limited resources for counsel, or to navigate the legal system on their own without the benefit of professional advice. Attorneys will meet one-on-one with small business owners to discuss the right legal structure for their business, trademarks and logos, commercial leases, employees and consultants, contracts, and other legal issues. More Information and Registration

Mar 31: March 31: FREE Military Legal Assistance Issues CLE in Richmond, VA

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:02pm
FREE CLE Opportunity for Attorneys: Military Legal Assistance Issues University of Richmond School of Law An educational program for lawyers on current developments in the areas of military and veterans’ law. Sessions will cover the recent changes to military pension division in family law matters; child custody and support issues encountered in the military; current areas of concern in consumer law, including “hot topics” being handled by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; issues in veterans law and benefits that military legal assistance attorneys should know; supportive legal resources to assist military families and veterans; and a look at current federal legislative activity affecting servicemembers This program is designed for military attorneys working in legal assistance as well as civilian lawyers whose practices involve military-connected clients or issues. Attendees from all installations are welcome. See details in the brochure. Registration Deadline: March 24, 2017 To register for this event, you need to sign into your ABA record. If you do not have an ABA record, select New Customer to create one. The program can be viewed LIVE online! 5.5 Credit Hours of CLE has been requested States typically decide whether a program qualifies for CLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program. The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives credit for live, in-person programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. The ABA will seek 5.5 hours of CLE credit for this program in 60-minute states, and 6.6 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. View accreditation information for your state.

Mar 25: Wills for Heroes Event (Centre County)

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:50pm
Wills for Heroes provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and military veterans in Pennsylvania. Wills for Heroes provides police, fire, emergency medical personnel, other first responders and military veterans - those on the frontlines for our personal safety - the tools they need to prepare adequately for the future. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. Lawyer volunteers at these events use laptop computers loaded with a software program designed specifically for Wills for Heroes. Using this technology allows lawyers from all specialties to participate in the program. During the events, each participant meets with a volunteer who inputs information from the questionnaire into the software. A lawyer volunteer reviews the draft estate planning documents with the first responder to make sure he or she understands and agrees to the plan. The documents are then finalized, signed, witnessed and notarized at the event so they are effective immediately. On Saturday, March 25, 2017, volunteer lawyers from the Centre County Bar Association will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Event, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, The event is for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, sworn personnel, and Military Veterans, and their spouses/significant others, and will take place at Penn State Law Clinic Building located at 329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 118, University Park, PA 16802, beginning at 11 am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Dan McKenrick at dcm230@psu.edu. For more information on the program, visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org. For more information about Wills for Heroes and its Pennsylvania programs and to register as a volunteer, visit http://www.pabar.org/site/YLD/Wills-for-Heroes or call the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at 800-932-0311. Event Invitation and Information for First Responders Information for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Facebook: Wills for Heroes-PA

Mar 25: Wills for Heroes Event (Delaware County)

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:42pm
Wills for Heroes provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and military veterans in Pennsylvania. Wills for Heroes provides police, fire, emergency medical personnel, other first responders and military veterans - those on the frontlines for our personal safety - the tools they need to prepare adequately for the future. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. Lawyer volunteers at these events use laptop computers loaded with a software program designed specifically for Wills for Heroes. Using this technology allows lawyers from all specialties to participate in the program. During the events, each participant meets with a volunteer who inputs information from the questionnaire into the software. A lawyer volunteer reviews the draft estate planning documents with the first responder to make sure he or she understands and agrees to the plan. The documents are then finalized, signed, witnessed and notarized at the event so they are effective immediately. On Saturday, March 25, 2017, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Event, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, The event is for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, sworn personnel, and Military Veterans, and their spouses/significant others, and will take place at Delaware County Bar Association located at 335 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063 (Delaware County), beginning at 11 am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sandy Romaszewski at sromaszewski@foxrothschild.com. For more information on the program, visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org. For more information about Wills for Heroes and its Pennsylvania programs and to register as a volunteer, visit http://www.pabar.org/site/YLD/Wills-for-Heroes or call the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at 800-932-0311. Event Invitation and Information for First Responders Information for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Facebook: Wills for Heroes-PA

Mar 18: Wills for Heroes Event (Dauphin County)

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:36pm
Wills for Heroes provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and military veterans in Pennsylvania. Wills for Heroes provides police, fire, emergency medical personnel, other first responders and military veterans - those on the frontlines for our personal safety - the tools they need to prepare adequately for the future. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. Lawyer volunteers at these events use laptop computers loaded with a software program designed specifically for Wills for Heroes. Using this technology allows lawyers from all specialties to participate in the program. During the events, each participant meets with a volunteer who inputs information from the questionnaire into the software. A lawyer volunteer reviews the draft estate planning documents with the first responder to make sure he or she understands and agrees to the plan. The documents are then finalized, signed, witnessed and notarized at the event so they are effective immediately. On Saturday, Saturday, March 18, 2017, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Event, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Widener University Commonwealth Law School and with sponsorship by the Dauphin County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The event is for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, sworn personnel, and Military Veterans, and their spouses/significant others, and will take place at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, 3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA , beginning at 11 am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Hannah Suhr at h.r.suhr@gmail.com. For more information on the program, visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org. For more information about Wills for Heroes and its Pennsylvania programs and to register as a volunteer, visit http://www.pabar.org/site/YLD/Wills-for-Heroes or call the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at 800-932-0311. Event Invitation and Information for First Responders Information for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Facebook: Wills for Heroes-PA

Mar 11: Wills for Heroes Event (Montgomery County)

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:29pm
Wills for Heroes provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and military veterans in Pennsylvania. Wills for Heroes provides police, fire, emergency medical personnel, other first responders and military veterans - those on the frontlines for our personal safety - the tools they need to prepare adequately for the future. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. Lawyer volunteers at these events use laptop computers loaded with a software program designed specifically for Wills for Heroes. Using this technology allows lawyers from all specialties to participate in the program. During the events, each participant meets with a volunteer who inputs information from the questionnaire into the software. A lawyer volunteer reviews the draft estate planning documents with the first responder to make sure he or she understands and agrees to the plan. The documents are then finalized, signed, witnessed and notarized at the event so they are effective immediately. On Saturday, Saturday, March 11, 2017, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Event, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP and Exelon. The event is for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, sworn personnel, and Military Veterans, and their spouses/significant others, and will take place at PECO Fire Training Center, 300 Front Street, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428 (Montgomery County) , beginning at 11 am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Lisa Shearman at LShearman@hrmml.com or Dave Hathaway at ffhathaway@msn.com. For more information on the program, visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org. For more information about Wills for Heroes and its Pennsylvania programs and to register as a volunteer, visit http://www.pabar.org/site/YLD/Wills-for-Heroes or call the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at 800-932-0311. Event Invitation and Information for First Responders Information for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Facebook: Wills for Heroes-PA

Feb 25: Wills for Heroes Event (Chester County)

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:16pm
Wills for Heroes provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and military veterans in Pennsylvania. Wills for Heroes provides police, fire, emergency medical personnel, other first responders and military veterans - those on the frontlines for our personal safety - the tools they need to prepare adequately for the future. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. Lawyer volunteers at these events use laptop computers loaded with a software program designed specifically for Wills for Heroes. Using this technology allows lawyers from all specialties to participate in the program. During the events, each participant meets with a volunteer who inputs information from the questionnaire into the software. A lawyer volunteer reviews the draft estate planning documents with the first responder to make sure he or she understands and agrees to the plan. The documents are then finalized, signed, witnessed and notarized at the event so they are effective immediately. On Saturday, February 25, 2017, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Event, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, The event is for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, sworn personnel, and Military Veterans, and their spouses/significant others, and will take place at The Baptist Church in the Great Valley located at 945 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333 (Chester County), beginning at 11 am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sandy Romaszewski at sromaszewski@foxrothschild.com. For more information on the program, visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org. For more information about Wills for Heroes and its Pennsylvania programs and to register as a volunteer, visit http://www.pabar.org/site/Public/YLD/WillsforHeroes.aspx or call the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at 800-932-0311. Event Invitation and Information for First Responders Information for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Facebook: Wills for Heroes-PA

Feb 16: The Road to U.S. Citizenship: Navigating the Naturalization Process (Pittsburgh)

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 8:53am
The Allegheny Bar Association is offering a CLE program entitled The Road to U.S. Citizenship: Navigating the Naturalization Process on Friday, February 17, 2017, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. The program will be held at the Koppers Building Conference Center, 436 Seventh Ave., 9th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. This fundamental-level CLE is designed to provide volunteer attorneys with the skills needed to represent clients through the naturalization process in front of Department Homeland Security-USCIS. The first hour will focus on the basics of naturalization law, including who is eligible to file and what possible issues need to be spotted. The second hour will focus on the process itself and how to avoid “going off track.” Specifics include how and when to fill out the application, waivers (health and others), residency issues, criminal issues, taxes and other hurdles to watch out for. Thanks to the John A. Meehan Citizen Institute, a limited number of volunteer attorneys who agree to represent clients on a pro bono basis may register and attend at no cost. Upon completion of this CLE, volunteer attorneys will be asked to work with a client and take their case from initial intake to the citizenship ceremony. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Barbara Griffin at bgriffin@acba.org for more information and to register. Regular Cost: $70 for ACBA members $90 for all others. Speakers include: Jacqueline Martinez, JBM Legal, LLC Barbara Bower, Barbara L Bower Law Firm, LLC Jamie Englert, Jewish Family And Children's Service Robert S. Whitehill, Fox Rothschild LLP Registration for this program will close on February 15, 2017, 11:59 pm. More Information and Registration

Mar 31: Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:25am
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is holding a full day training program for volunteer attorneys on March 31, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides veterans and other VA claimants who have been denied by the VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals with free attorney representation in their appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The Program recruits and trains attorneys and evaluates court appeals for merit. The trained volunteer attorneys are then matched with a client whose appeal has merit. The Pro Bono Program is funded by a Congressional appropriation and a grant administered by the Legal Services Corporation, plus donated time and money from the four participating veterans service organizations. The program’s staff of veterans law specialists screen the appeals of individuals who file pro se at the Court, and appeals are referred to trained volunteer attorneys (if the appellant meets income eligibility guidelines). Volunteer attorneys are trained in veterans law by attending this day-long training seminar. After being trained and accepting a case, each participating attorney also receives the latest version of the Veterans Benefit Manual (usually 2 bound volumes and a CD-ROM), a comprehensive guide to litigating veterans benefits claims. The volunteer is also assigned a mentor who specializes in this area of the law. Register for the Training More Information on the Volunteer Attorney Program

Feb 22: Elder Justice Resource Center Volunteer Attorney Training Program (Philadelphia)

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:05pm
The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) will be holding an Elder Justice Resource Center Volunteer Attorney Training Program on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at: Philadelphia Municipal Court Conference Center 1339 Chestnut Street, 10th Floor Widener Building Philadelphia, PA 19107 Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program begins: 9:00 a.m. Agenda Training will be provided on the following topics: Ethics for Serving Seniors / Aging Elder Justice Resource Center / Elder Justice Initiatives Housing: Landlord-Tenant / Homeowners Mortgage & Tax / Ejectment Orphans Court Issues: Guardianship, Probate, & Protective Services Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Overview Aging and Legal Services Network / Resources Presenters: Introduction will be made by: Honorable Marlene F. Lachman Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil Presentations will be made by: Karen C. Buck, Esq. Executive Director, SeniorLAW Center Cateria R. McCabe, Esq. Director, Veterans, Kinship Care & Tenants Rights, SeniorLAW Center Elizabeth P. Shay, Esq. Director, Homeownership Rights, SeniorLAW Center Dana N. Goldberg, Esq. Director, Victim Services, SeniorLAW Center Diane A. Menio, MS Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly Keelin S. Barry, Esq. Attorney, The Law Office of Keelin S. Barry, LLC Registration is FREE for attorneys who sign-up to volunteer. Registration Fee for non-volunteer attorneys: $90.00. Payment accepted at the door by check to “First Judicial District of Pennsylvania” Approved by the Pa. CLE Board for two (2) hours of substantive CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics CLE credit. Pre-Registration online at http://www.courts.phila.gov/cleregistrations/ or by email to elderresource@courts.phila.gov Event Flyer

Feb 22: Elder Justice Resource Center Volunteer Attorney Training Program

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:05pm
The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) will be holding an Elder Justice Resource Center Volunteer Attorney Training Program on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at: Philadelphia Municipal Court Conference Center 1339 Chestnut Street, 10th Floor Widener Building Philadelphia, PA 19107 Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program begins: 9:00 a.m. Agenda Training will be provided on the following topics: Ethics for Serving Seniors / Aging Elder Justice Resource Center / Elder Justice Initiatives Housing: Landlord-Tenant / Homeowners Mortgage & Tax / Ejectment Orphans Court Issues: Guardianship, Probate, & Protective Services Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Overview Aging and Legal Services Network / Resources Presenters: Introduction will be made by: Honorable Marlene F. Lachman Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil Presentations will be made by: Karen C. Buck, Esq. Executive Director, SeniorLAW Center Cateria R. McCabe, Esq. Director, Veterans, Kinship Care & Tenants Rights, SeniorLAW Center Elizabeth P. Shay, Esq. Director, Homeownership Rights, SeniorLAW Center Dana N. Goldberg, Esq. Director, Victim Services, SeniorLAW Center Diane A. Menio, MS Executive Director, Center for Advocacy for the Rights & Interests of the Elderly Keelin S. Barry, Esq. Attorney, The Law Office of Keelin S. Barry, LLC Registration is FREE for attorneys who sign-up to volunteer Registration Fee for non-volunteer attorneys: $90.00 Payment accepted at the door by check to “First Judicial District of Pennsylvania” Approved by the Pa. CLE Board for two (2) hours of substantive CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics CLE credit. Pre-Registration online at http://www.courts.phila.gov/cleregistrations/ or by email to elderresource@courts.phila.gov Event Flyer

Feb 02: Challenging Immigration Detention with Habeas Petitions – A Basic Overview (Webcast)

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:52pm
The Practising Law Institute is offering a one-hour briefing via webcast entitled Challenging Immigration Detention with Habeas Petitions – A Basic Overview on February 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm Eastern. Please join expert faculty as they provide basic training on habeas petitions for detained immigrants. Topics to be addressed include: Nuts and bolts of filing a motion for temporary restraining order Legal standard for TROs Nuts and bolts for filing a petition for writ of habeas corpus Common legal claims for habeas petitions This important free briefing is offered in response to community demand and the great need for training on this topic. For a more in-depth discussion of habeas and immigration, please register for PLI’s three-hour Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants program on March 3rd in San Francisco and live webcast. Speakers: Holly S. Cooper, UC Davis School of Law Matthew H. Green, Law Offices of Matthew H. Green More Information and Registration

Feb 10: Mortgage Foreclosure - Saving Homes through Negotiations (Philadelphia)

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:17pm
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, will be presenting a free CLE program entitled Mortgage Foreclosure - Saving Homes through Negotiations on February 10, 2017 from 8:30 am - 11:00 am. The program will be held at Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program, instituted in April 2008 by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, has provided thousands of homeowners an opportunity to negotiate face to face with lenders’ representatives to save their homes from foreclosure. The mortgage foreclosure diversion program needs the investment of many pro bono attorneys to help clients negotiate affordable loan modifications, payment arrangements, or otherwise resolve clients’ mortgage foreclosure cases. Volunteer attorneys are asked to put their negotiation skills to work; litigating the mortgage foreclosure case is not expected of volunteers. Volunteers need NO experience in mortgage foreclosure law to participate. Join us in assisting to prevent homelessness in Philadelphia. Training materials and breakfast will be provided. Trainers: Robert Lukens,Esq. Lauren Ascher, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Philadelphia VIP More Information and RSVP