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Oct 26: Pro Bono Appreciation Reception (Norristown)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:53pm
The Montgomery Bar Association will be holding a Pro Bono Appreciation Reception on October 26, 2017 from 4:30 pm -5:30 pm at the Montgomery Bar Association, 100 W. Airy St., Norristown, PA. More Information and Registration

Oct 18: Encore Event (West Chester)

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:34am
The Chester County Paralegal Association is presenting an Encore Event on October 18, 2017. from 4:30 pm -7:00 pm, at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA. The Event is to benefit Chester County Paralegal Association and Legal Aid of Southeastern PA. Admission is $20 at the door, which includes includes food, beer and wine. Also on deck for this event: a live auction, 50/50 and wine grab featuring local businesses and restaurants. For more info, please call Tracy Dussell or Karen Carter at 610-696-8225.

Oct 20: Washington County Bar Association 125th Anniversary Gala

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:15am
The Washington County Bar Association is celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a Gala Celebration at the Washington County Courthouse, 1 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301 on October 20 2017 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Enjoy the strolling feast catered by Bella Sera. This event is open to the public and a limited number of tickets are still available through the bar association office. Tickets: $125 per person. Net proceeds of the event will benefit the Washington County Bar Foundation, a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. More Information and Tickets

Oct 25: Model Rule 6.5: Opening the Door to Brief Service Pro Bono (Free Webinar)

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:03pm
The American Bar Association is offering a free webinar entitled Model Rule 6.5: Opening the Door to Brief Service Pro Bono on October 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm-2:00pm Eastern. The webinar will examine Model Rule 6.5 and when it may relax the ethical requirement to conduct a conflict check. Model Rule 6.5 allows attorneys working in legal services and court-based advice and counsel or brief service clinics to assist clients, unless the attorney has actual knowledge of a conflict. This rule means attorneys are able to staff clinics for low-income persons and assist any client with advice and counsel or brief service as long as they have no actual knowledge of a conflict within the firm. The webinar will review the provisions of Model Rule 6.5 and familiarize attorneys with their ability to offer pro bono services under this rule. An expert panel will address: Model Rule 6.5 provisions on conflicts checks in a clinical setting Identifying when the attorney must get informed consent to limited representation What an attorney must do if short term representation is not reasonable under the circumstances Distinguishing when representation extends beyond the purview of Model Rule 6.5 1.00 Ethics/Professionalism CLE Credit Hours More Information and Registration

Oct 26: Pro Bono & Access To Justice "Thank You" Reception (West Chester)

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:16am
The Chester County Bar Association invites participating attorneys to a Pro Bono & Access To Justice "Thank You" Reception on October 26, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Light food & refreshments will be served. Thursday, October 26 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CHESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (3RD FLOOR MEETING SPACE) 15 W Gay St. West Chester, PA 19380 More Information and RSVP

Oct 26: Expungement CLE (West Chester)

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:07am
Expungement CLE Thursday, October 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chester County Bar Association - Lower Level 15 W. Gay Street West Chester, PA 19380 *FREE *Must agree to take one Access to Justice case PRESENTED BY: PHIL SIMON & STEVE BAER, ESQS. ("THANK YOU" RECEPTION TO FOLLOW DIRECTLY AFTER) More Information and Registration

Oct 19: Legal Clinic for the Disabled 30th Anniversary Fall Celebration & Silent Auction (Philadelphia)

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:56am
Legal Clinic for the Disabled will be holding its 30th Anniversary Fall Celebration & Silent Auction on October 19, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. This year, Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess is being honored with the Special Recognition Award. Additionally, Nancy Glass and the Glass Entertainment Group, and Monica Konrad , Nurse Care Coordinator at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, are being honored with White Hat Awards. More Information and Tickets

Oct 25: Understanding Immigration Basics in the Current Administration and CLE Reception (Doylestown)

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:45am
The Bucks County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee, with sponsorship from Covenant Bank and Hill Wallack LLP, will be holding a program entitled Understanding Immigration Basics in the Current Administration on October 25, 2017 from 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm at the Bucks County Bar Association. Attendees will receive an overview of immigration law, with a particular focus on humanitarian protections available to certain children, crime victims and people fleeing persecution. The discussion will include how recent changes to immigration enforcement priorities have left many in our communities more vulnerable, and ways in which interested attorneys can get involved in pro bono efforts. The Pro Bono Reception will be held following the program with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. The Arthur B. Walsh Award will be presented to a pro bono attorney at the event. More Information and Registration Form

Oct 26: The ABCs of Divorce (Media)

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:23am
The Family Law Section of the Delaware County Bar Association, and co-hosted by the Pro Bono Committee, will present a program entitled The ABCs of Divorce on October 26, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at the Delaware County Bar Association, 335 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063. Lunch will be provided. If you are a new attorney, or just new to the practice of Family Law, you will not want to miss this informative seminar. Discussion will include how to initiate and finalize a divorce action in Delaware County, as well as all of the steps in between. More Information and Registration

Oct 24: Pro Bono Celebration (Reading)

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:08am
On October 24, 2017 the Berks County Bar Association is recognizing those individuals who serve on the Berks Pro Bono Team by either volunteering at MidPenn Legal Services, Family Detention Center, Berks Encore, to make presentations at Safe Berks, serving as a Conciliator in the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Project or paying the “opt-out” fee. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel, 1741 Papermill Road, Reading, PA 19610. The celebration includes two seminars that are free to Pro Bono Team members. Others who are non-team members may attend at a nominal fee. Those seminars are: 1:30 SEMINAR – Be Prepared: The New Public Access Policy Governing Filings (1 hour substantive credit) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has adopted a Public Access Policy, taking effect on January 6, 2018, requiring attorneys to redact confidential and sensitive information in court-filed documents. This seminar will provide an overview of the new policy and practical tips to prepare for its implementation. A demonstration of Adobe Acrobat Professional and its ability to streamline the redaction process will be included. Daniel J. Siegel, Esquire, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC David Price, Esquire, Senior Legal Counsel with AOPC 2:45 SEMINAR – Tricky Issues in Child Custody Litigation (1.5 hours substantive credit) This seminar will explore the best approaches to prepare for and then to conduct the judicial examination of a child and, secondly, the panel will discuss international service issues. The Honorable Daniel Clifford, Montgomery Court of Common Pleas Gregory D. Henry, Esquire Jill M. Scheidt, Esquire, Masano?Bradley More Information and Registration Form

Oct 23 - Oct 27: Philly Jeans for Justice

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:46am
What? Participants "buy" the privilege to wear blue jeans (or skirts) at work for one day. Or your office team can decide to wear sports jerseys, hats from your alma mater, Halloween costumes, groovy sneakers, etc. When? Pro Bono Week, October 23-27, 2017 or any day your office decides in 2017 until December! Where? Your law firm, legal department, or business establishment. Why? Raise crucial funding to support the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and its grants and other assistance to a wide range of legal aid nonprofits in Philly. More Information and Sign-Up

Oct 23: Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now (Free Webcast)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:06pm
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free one-hour briefing via webcast entitled Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now on October 23, 2017 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Eastern. The Trump administration’s revised and expanded travel ban went into effect on September 24. One day later the Supreme Court removed the two cases involving the travel ban from the oral argument calendar with the justices ordering both sides to file new briefs addressing “whether, or to what extent, the Proclamation” may render the cases moot. Please join expert faculty as they: Provide an overview of the expanded order Explain when the changes will take effect Discuss who will be impacted by the new restrictions Address next steps following the Proclamation Speaker(s) Zahra Billoo ~ Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA) Avideh Moussavian ~ National Immigration Law Center Elica Vafaie ~ Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus Program Attorney(s) Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute More Information and Registration

Nov 15: 2017 Evening at the Capitol

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:23am
Join us for the 2017 Evening at the Capitol. The presentation of the Widener Law Commonwealth Law & Government Institute Public Service Award will be given to a deserving alumni at the reception.

Oct 26: Lunch and Learn: The School to Prison Pipeline and How You Can Make a Difference

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:21am
Giovanni Reid served 26 years in SCI Graterford and was recently released in September 2017. He was sentenced to life in prison as a juvenile, but has maintained his innocence and continues to litigate his innocence claims. While incarcerated, Giovanni helped fellow prisoners with researching and writing their appeals. La Tasha Williams is a December 2017 Widener Commonwealth graduate currently working as a law clerk and certified legal intern with the Lehigh County Public Defenders. After taking a class offered by Temple University, La Tasha and Giovanni were introduced to each other. Soon after, Giovanni lost his appeal and La Tasha stepped in to advocate on his behalf. La Tasha has effectuated great change through pro bono work, even as a law student!

Oct 25: Bake Sale in Honor of Domestic Violence Month

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:19am
Bake Sale in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All proceeds will go to Harrisburg's YWCA. Featured items include Professor Family's famous brownies and Sandra Graeff's cupcakes!

Oct 23: Criminal Justice Reform with Sec. John Wetzel

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:18am
Secretary Wetzel is a national leader on this topic, and since taking over as Secretary, has reduced the inmate population in Pennsylvania for the first time in over four years. He has also restructured the Community Corrections and mental health systems, as well as re-engineered the internal processes to yield a more efficient system of program delivery. Please join us for this important and informative talk with Secretary Wetzel!

Oct 18: Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:16am
This event is free and open to all.

Oct 16: Coffee at the Capitol

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:15am
Join us for a cup of coffee and some networking.

Oct 24: Philadelphia Association of Paralegals Pro Bono Luncheon (Philadelphia)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:13pm
The Philadelphia Association of Paralegals will be holding their 2017 4Q Pro Bono Luncheon on October 24, 2017 from 12:30 pm-2:00 pm at Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103. In connection with the ABA National Celebration of Pro Bono 10/22/2017 through 10/28/2017, we are pleased to partner with the Support Center for Child Advocates (SCCA) on their new Young Friends of Child Advocates Project. Information regarding this project is available at http://sccalaw.org/join-our-mission/young-friends. At the luncheon, we will be collecting personal care items for male and female clients to support SCCA in their mission to reach new generations and the ever-growing needs of the agency. If you are interested in participating, please bring one new personal hygiene item to donate to this project. We will also award our 2017 Pro Bono Award. The Pro Bono Committee would like to extend a special thank you to Michael J. Trudgeon, CEO, as well as Daniel Reich, Senior Sales Consultant, at The Reliable Companies for sponsoring of the 2017 PAP Pro Bono award to be presented at our 4Q luncheon in conjunction with the ABA Celebration of Pro Bono week. More Information and Registration

Oct 17: Community Forum: The Behavioral Psychology of Giving (Philadelphia)

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:35am
Join the Philadelphia Bar Association for what promises to be a very candid and informative discussion on the current state of pro bono and patterns of giving and giving back. This special Community Forum will explore the motivation behind giving, and serve as the unveiling of the Association's 2017 Pro Bono Task Force Report, which updates the original Pro Bono Task Force Report the Association issued in 2002. Syon Bhanot, Assistant Professor of Economics at Swarthmore College, will discuss his research as it relates to behavioral and public economics, and development. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information and Registration