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Oct 21: Sweet Child O' Mine: Representing Children with Pro Bono Lawyers

3 hours 31 min ago
The American Bar Association Section of Litigation Access to Justice and Children's Rights Litigation Committees are presenting a Section of Litigation Roundtable entitled Sweet Child O' Mine: Representing Children with Pro Bono Lawyers on October 21, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Lots of volunteer attorneys want to dedicate their pro bono time to protecting the legal rights and meeting the legal needs of children. If you don't have a local project that engages the private bar or you are thinking about new ways to recruit volunteer attorneys or you just want to hear about some of the best models around the country to inspire some new projects (including law firm and in-house partnerships), this teleconference will be an opportunity to hear from some folks who work with some best practice models. Speakers: Steve Schulman, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (moderator) Franchesca Hamilton-Acker, Acadiana Legal Services Marti Little, Support Center for Child Advocates Tsinena Thompson, Oklahoma Lawyers for Children More Information and Registration

Oct 17: WCBA Pro Bono CLE Roundup

5 hours 18 min ago
The Washington County Bar Association will hold its annual CLE Roundup on October 17, 2014 at City Mission, 84 West Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The Annual CLE Roundup is geared toward attorneys who participate in formal pro bono programs (Modest Means, Ltd Rep Custody, City Mission Legal Clinic), etc. Registration Fee (incl 3 subs/1 ethics CLE credits & lunch): $25 More Information and Registration

Oct 09: A Volunteer's Reflection of a Journey Toward Pro Bono Publico

5 hours 34 min ago
The Lackawanna Bar Association will be holding a program entitle A Volunteer's Reflection of a Journey Toward Pro Bono Publico on October 9, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. More Information

Oct 15: Pro Bono Public Seminar "Expungement"

5 hours 41 min ago
The Delaware County Bar Association will be holding a CLE Program entitled Pro Bono Public Seminar "Expungement" on October 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm. For more information contact the bar association.

Oct 29: Pro Bono Reception

5 hours 55 min ago
The Bucks County Bar Association will be holding a Pro Bono Reception on October 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm.. Contact the bar association for more information.

Oct 21: Job Readiness: Establishing A Statewide Pro Bono Expungement Program

6 hours 5 min ago
The Berks County Bar Association will be presenting a CLE program entitled Job Readiness: Establishing A Statewide Pro Bono Expungement Program on October 21, 2014 from 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm. This seminar will explore what is being done today and what might be done in the future to handle expungements across the Commonwealth. Representatives from the District Attorney and MidPenn Legal Services Offices will share how things work in Berks County as part of this program. The speaker promises prizes. Speaker(s): David Trevaskis, Esquire, PBA Pro Bono Coordinator This program is free to Pro Bono Team Members. More Information and Registration

Oct 21: Finding Trees in the Forest - Spotting Consumer Law Claims in Legal Aid or Pro Bono Intake

6 hours 11 min ago
The Berks County Bar Association will be holding a CLE program entitled Finding Trees in the Forest - Spotting Consumer Law Claims in Legal Aid or Pro Bono Intake on October 21, 2014 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Clients who present to Legal Services offices or pro bono counsel often present with an array of consumer law issues, from Fair Debt and Fair Credit Reporting to Repossession issues. This program will help you spot potential violations to better represent your low income client. Most consumer laws allow for statutory attorney fees. Learn which ones and how to present and maximize a counsel fee petition. Speaker(s): Carey L. Flitter, Esquire, Flitter Lorenz, P.C. This program is free to Pro Bono Team members. More Information and Registration

Oct 21: Pro Bono Celebration and Seminars

6 hours 18 min ago
The Berks County Bar Association will be holding a variety of events on October 21, 2014 from 11:45 am -6:00 pm at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Celebration of Pro Bono. CLE Events include: 1:30 PM: Finding Trees in the Forest, Spotting Consumer Law Claims in Legal Aid or Pro Bono Intake (1 hr. substantive and .5 hr ethics) and 3:15 PM: Job Readiness: Establishing A Statewide Pro Bono Expungement Program (1 hr. substantive and .5 hr ethics) These events are free to Pro Bono Team Members. More Information and Registration

Oct 13: Erie County Law Foundation 25th Anniversary Luncheon

6 hours 40 min ago
The Erie County Bar Association invites you to the Erie County Law Foundation 25th Anniversary Luncheon benefitting the Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund $35 / individual Paid Reservation and seating requests due by October 6th Registration Cost: $35.00 Location: Sheraton Bayfront Erie Hotel 3 State Street Erie, PA 16507 More Information and Registration

Oct 31: Consumer Debt Practice in Philadelphia

6 hours 53 min ago
Philadelphia VIP will be offering a program entitled Consumer Debt Practice in Philadelphia on October 31, 2014 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board (CLE Board), will grant Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attendance at its training programs to lawyers who accept a VIP case and handle the case to its conclusion. There is no charge to the volunteer for the training program or training materials. Volunteers who participate must meet all of the other requirements of the CLE Board. The volunteer will be credited one CLE credit for each hour of course work attended. Additionally, there is no limit on credits obtained annually through VIP. VIP tries to refer a case to the volunteer within two weeks of the training session. To receive credit, a volunteer must take a case within six months of the training session. Volunteers will be expected to handle one case for the total completion of each CLE course they attend. If the client withdraws or if it is determined that the case is not meritorious, another case will be referred to the volunteer. A signed representation agreement must be received in the VIP office for the CLE agreement to be considered fulfilled. VIP submits the credits to the CLE board within two weeks of the training date. However, if a volunteer does not take a case within six months, the credit is retracted. Registration

Oct 21: Ethical Issues in Limited Scope Representation (Audio-only Webcast)

7 hours 8 min ago
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free one-hour audio-only briefing entitled.Ethical Issues in Limited Scope Representation on October 21, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern. Limited scope representation, also known as unbundling, is a way to connect lawyers needing work to clients needing affordable or pro bono legal assistance. It allows the lawyer and the client to agree in advance that the lawyer will undertake certain tasks, such as drafting pleadings or appearing at a contested hearing, and the client will represent him or herself for other parts of the case. This is a valuable tool in increasing access to justice and improving the workings of the court system. It does, however, raise some unique ethical issues that need to be addressed. As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Toby J. Rothschild, retired general counsel of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, for a free one-hour briefing on how to safely practice limited scope representation. Topics to be addressed include: What is limited scope representation? What are the ethical issues that can arise in a limited scope engagement? How can you avoid the ethical pitfalls and provide high quality representation In a limited scope engagement? More Information and Registration

Oct 14: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration and Family Courts

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:16pm
Decheret LLP will be presenting a CLE program entitled Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration and Family Courts on October 14, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in Philadelphia, PA. Dechert will be hosting a training to prepare attorneys and legal representatives to represent juveniles in immigration matters. This program will address: Background on Child Migration to the United States Detention and Release Practices Removal Proceedings Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Family Court Representation in Support of SIJS Claims Practice Issues Speakers: Elizabeth Yaeger, Esq., HIAS Pennsylvania Steven Larin, Esq., Nationalities Service Center Kara Finck, Esq., University of Pennsylvania School of Law Sarah Katz, Esq., Temple University School of Law CLE credit is pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA If you are interested in attending this program please click the link below to email your name, title, company and contact information. Dechert LLP will contact you during the week prior to the program to confirm registration. Live Location Registration - Philadelphia, PA More Information

Oct 22: Law Day Subcommittee Kickoff Meeting

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:54am
The Public Service Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association will hold its first 2014-2015 meeting of the Law Day Subcommittee. This meeting will focus on developing strategies to reach out to communities in need on Law Day, May 1, 2015.

Oct 20: Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership Annual Breakfast Meeting

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:41am
The Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership annual breakfast meeting will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the law firm of K&L Gates, 210 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15219. A 1 hour CLE credit is available for this program, which is free for attendees. The program this year will focus on the Partnership's numerous and ever-growing projects with discussion on how its collaborations have enabled its programs to help hundreds of families gain access to legal services despite tremendous funding cuts to legal services. To RSVP for the breakfast or to learn more about the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership, kindly contact Barbara Kern at kernb@nlsa.us or 412-586-6138 with your attorney ID number. More Information

Oct 23: The Inside Scoop on Nonprofit Board Service

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:59am
The Philadelphia Bar Association, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, will be holding a training program entitled The Inside Scoop on Nonprofit Board Service on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am. This CLE will provide training on the basics of nonprofit board service, including charitable issues raised under state and federal laws for current board members as well as people interested in serving on a nonprofit board. Attend the program to hear about: Fiduciary duties of nonprofit board members Tax laws applicable to nonprofits Particular Pennsylvania laws related to charitable and nonprofit organizations of which board members should be aware Course Planner: Nilam A. Sanghvi, Esq. Faculty: Nilam A. Sanghvi, Esq., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Philadelphia Jennifer R. Clarke, Esq., Executive Director, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Marla K. Conley, Esq., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Philadelphia Patrick M. Horan, Esq., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Philadelphia Lisa R. Verges, Esq., Director of Development, Community Legal Services, Inc., Philadelphia Tuition: Philadelphia Bar Association member for more than five years: $40.00 Philadelphia Bar Association member for less than five years: $35.00 More Information and Registration

Oct 24: Homeless Advocacy Project’s Legal Clinic

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:45am
The Homeless Advocacy Project will be holding legal clinics at the following times and location: Tuesday, October 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Families Forward (formerly Traveler’s Aid), 111 N. 49th St. (enter on 48th Street); Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Covenant House, 31 East Armat Street; Friday, October 24, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., at St. John’s Hospice, 1221 Race Street To volunteer, please contact Marsha Cohen at marsha@haplegal.org or 215-523-9590

Oct 21: Homeless Advocacy Project’s Legal Clinic

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:43am
The Homeless Advocacy Project will be holding legal clinics at the following times and location: Tuesday, October 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Families Forward (formerly Traveler’s Aid), 111 N. 49th St. (enter on 48th Street); Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Covenant House, 31 East Armat Street; Friday, October 24, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., at St. John’s Hospice, 1221 Race Street To volunteer, please contact Marsha Cohen at marsha@haplegal.org or 215-523-9590

Oct 21: Homeless Advocacy Project’s Legal Clinic

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:42am
The Homeless Advocacy Project will be holding legal clinics at the following times and location: Tuesday, October 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Families Forward (formerly Traveler’s Aid), 111 N. 49th St. (enter on 48th Street); Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Covenant House, 31 East Armat Street; Friday, October 24, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., at St. John’s Hospice, 1221 Race Street To volunteer, please contact Marsha Cohen at marsha@haplegal.org or 215-523-9590

Oct 19 - Oct 25: Go Casual for Justice Fundraiser!

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:34am
This “jeans day” fundraiser in Philadelphia benefits the grantees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Employees at participating workplaces donate $5 (or more!) to wear jeans or participate in some other office-wide activity. This event is being held October 19-25, all day, or any day in October, 2014, designated by the office! To participate, contact Maya Brown at mbrown@philabar.org.

Nov 20: Raise A Glass To Justice: Benefit and Awareness Event for North Penn Legal Services

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:15am
North Penn Legal Services will be holding Raise A Glass To Justice: Benefit and Awareness Event for North Penn Legal Services on November 20, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at Melt - Level 3, 2805 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034. Buy your tickets early. You do not want to miss this very worthwhile and fun event! Attending Raise A Glass To Justice will provide you with a chance to network, relax after a long day at work, and most importantly make a difference. Entertainment and sponsorship details will be available shortly. The minimum donation to attend is $50. For recognition from your peers, please consider making a donation of $100 or more and be listed as a "Friend" on the NPLS event page as well as the Northampton County Reporter and on NPLS' website. 100% of the donation is tax deductible. Please register by November 14, 2014. More Information and Registration