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May 25: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:37am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession at several different times, listed below in May 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania substance Abuse/ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: May 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 25 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

May 18: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:35am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession at several different times, listed below in May 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania substance Abuse/ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: May 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 25 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

May 11: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:34am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession at several different times, listed below in May 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania substance Abuse/ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: May 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 25 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

May 04: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:33am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession at several different times, listed below in May 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania substance Abuse/ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: May 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 25 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

May 17: Military Sexual Trauma: Survivors & VA Disability Benefits (Online Webinar)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:23am
The Battered Women Justice Project will be holding a webinar entitled Military Sexual Trauma: Survivors & VA Disability Benefits on May 17, 2016 3:00-4:30 Eastern. This webinar is open to the public. The Department of Defense estimates that the vast majority of military sexual assault cases go unreported. However, approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 100 men seen for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care report a history of military sexual trauma (MST) when screened by a VA provider. Obtaining disability compensation from the VA for MST survivors can be a complicated process, particularly for those who did not initially report their assaults. Attendees of this webinar will learn effective tips and strategies for overcoming the obstacles of unreported MST and obtaining benefits for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as other mental disabilities that so many victims of MST experience. Topics the webinar will examine will include: Special evidentiary rules that the VA has established to assist veterans corroborate in-service assaults. Markers that can be used when an instance of MST goes unreported. Cases where MST survivors obtained benefits due to creative advocacy techniques. PRESENTERS: Ronald B. Abrams, Esq. has worked in veterans law for over 40 years and currently serves as Joint Executive Director for the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). Tiffany P. Kelley, Esq. is an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Raytheon Company and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. The event is an online webinar which requires internet access. Audio option includes: 1) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required, a headset is recommended) or 2) dialing into a teleconference line. Your standard long distance charges will apply. If you require closed captioning BWJP requires 5 business days notice and you must request it when registering. If you have additional questions visit the link below or contact Kari Sonmore at ksonmore@bwjp.org More Information and Registration

May 25: Communicating with Your Pro Bono Client (Online Webcast)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:26pm
Effective communication with all clients is a critical part of establishing and maintaining productive attorney-client relationships. This webcast from the American Law Institute-Continuing Legal Education is designed to enhance your ability to better communicate with your pro bono clients, who often need special consideration and may have unique needs. Using a series of hypotheticals, our faculty of law professors and advisors and pro bono practitioners will address: the Rules of Professional Conduct regarding client communication what is different about communicating with pro bono clients best practices for this subject common areas of difficulty This accredited webcast is offered as a complimentary service of the American Law Institute & ALI CLE; More Information and Registration

May 05: Probating Estates and an Alternative to Probate in Philadelphia – Homeownership Issues (Philadelphia)

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:22am
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, will be holding a free CLE training entitled Probating Estates and an Alternative to Probate in Philadelphia – Homeownership Issues on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm Eastern. The program will be held at Duane Morris LLP, 30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Lunch will be provided. 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. Trainers Carole B. Sheffield Shareholder, Anderson Kill PC Roxane L. Crowley Supervising Attorney at VIP This program is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Law Section. Philadelphia VIP thanks Duane Morris LLP for hosting this training and providing lunch. More Information Registration

Apr 29: Mortgage Foreclosure CLE Training (Philadelphia)

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:06am
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. Philadelphia VIP administers the pro bono legal assistance component of the Diversion Program, providing training and ongoing support to attorneys who wish to contribute their time to this important effort. Since the inception of the program in June 2008, over 600 attorneys have been trained. Those attorneys have helped over 1,000 Philadelphians remain in their homes. 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. Please come to this training to get involved. Training materials and lunch will be provided. April 29, 2016 12:00 – 2:15 PM Fox Rothschild LLP 2000 Market Street, 20th Floor Philadelphia PA 19103 More Information Registration

Apr 20: Ethics of Family Law - CLE Training Program (Philadelphia)

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:57am
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free ethics CLE Training Program for attorneys entitled The Ethics of Family Law on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 12:00pm to 2:15pm at Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Lunch will be provided Trainers David N. Hofstein, Esquire Founding Shareholder, Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C. Mary T. Vidas, Esquire Partner, Blank Rome LLP Michael L. Viola, Esquire Staff Attorney, Philadelphia VIP The Honorable Margaret T. Murphy, Administrative Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Family Division, will deliver remarks. Please note space is limited for this program. Please register early to reserve your place. More Information Registration

May 21: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Delaware County

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:21am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Saturday, May 21, 2016 volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Delaware County and other Pennsylvania First Responders, all sworn personnel and their spouses/significant others as well as Pennsylvania military veterans (please note that proof of affiliation or DD214 will be requested at the event). The May 21st event will be held at Holmes Fire Company Station 43, 234 Holmes Road, Holmes, Pennsylvania 19043 (Delaware County) beginning at 11:00 AM. If you have any questions about the program please contact Sandra Romaszewski at SRomaszewski@foxrothschild.com or Carolyn Capobianco at capobianco@ballardspahr.com. Invitation to this Event Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

May 14: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Pike County

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:16am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Saturday, May 14, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Pike County First Responders, all sworn personnel and their spouses/significant others as well as Pennsylvania military veterans (please note that proof of affiliation or DD214 will be requested at the event). The May 14th event will be held at the Pike County Emergency Training Center, 135 Pike County Blvd, Lords Valley, PA 18428 beginning at 11am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Elizabeth Burton at wfh.eburton@gmail.com. Invitation to this Event Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

May 14: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Lancaster County

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:11am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Saturday, May 14, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, sworn personnel, and their spouses/significant others, and all Pennsylvania military veterans and their spouses/significant others. Please be advised that proof of affiliation for first responders and proof of military service for veterans (DD Form 214) will be requested at the event. The May 14th event is being held at the Lancaster County Public Safety Center, 101 Champ Blvd, Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Cindy Geib at cindy.geib@te.com. Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

May 14: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Bucks County

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:04am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Saturday, May 14, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, sworn personnel, and their spouses/significant others, and all Pennsylvania military veterans and their spouses/significant others. Please be advised that proof of affiliation for first responders and proof of military service for veterans (DD Form 214) will be requested at the event. The May 14th event is being held at the Bucks County Community College’s Lower Bucks Campus located at 1304 Veterans Highway (formerly New Rodgers Road), Bristol, Bucks County, PA 19007, beginning at 11 am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sandy Romaszewski at sromaszewski@foxrothschild.com. Invitation to this Event Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

May 07: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Williamsport

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:58am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Saturday, May 7, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for Pennsylvania military veterans and first responders and their spouses or significant others (please note that proof of affiliation or DD214 will be requested at the event). This May 7th event will be held at the Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Company (Station 14), 1600 Dewey Avenue, Williamsport, PA beginning at llam. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kristine Waltz at kwaltz@dingeswaltz.com. Invitation to this Event Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

Apr 30: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Westmoreland County

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:50am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On April 30, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all Pennsylvania First Responders, all sworn personnel and their spouses or significant others. The April 30, 2016, event will be at the Penn Township Police Department, 2000 Commercial Court, Irwin, PA 15642 If you have any questions about the program please contact Anthony Bompiani at abompiani@bompianilawgroup.com. Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

Apr 30: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Monroe County

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:38am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On April 30, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all Pennsylvania First Responders, all sworn personnel and their spouses or significant others. The April 30, 2016, event will be at the Monroe County Control Center located at 100 Gypsum Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. If you have any questions about the program please contact Hillary Madden at hmadden@royledurney.com. Invitation to this Event Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

Apr 23: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Montrose

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:32am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Saturday, April 23, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, all sworn personnel and their spouses/significant others as well as Pennsylvania military veterans (please note that proof of affiliation or DD214 will be requested at the event). The April 23rd event will be held at the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, 270 Lake Ave, Montrose, PA 18801 beginning at 11am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Wilbur (Bud) Dahlgren at WDahlgren@cglawoffices.com. Invitation to this Event Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

Apr 16: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Philadelphia

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 8:24am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Saturday, April 16, 2016, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders, all sworn personnel and their spouses/significant others as well as Pennsylvania Military Veterans (please note that proof of affiliation or DD214 will be requested at the event). The April 16th event will be held at the Northeast Regional Campus of the Community College of Philadelphia, Third Floor, located at 12901 Townsend Road, Philadelphia, PA beginning at 11:00 am. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Dan McKenna at mckennad@ballardspahr.com or Carolyn Capobianco at capobianco@ballardspahr.com. Invitation to this Event Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

May 06: Helping Domestic Violence Victims Obtain Protection Orders (Pittsburgh)

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 1:07pm
Neighborhood Legal Services Association is sponsoring a CLE program entitled Helping Domestic Violence Victims Obtain Protection Orders on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm Eastern. The program will be hosted and provided by K & L Gates at the K&L Gates Center, 210 6th Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. CLE CREDITS: 3 substantive credits; 1 ethics credit REGISTRATION FEE: $0.00 for attorneys or paralegals volunteering to take PFA referrals; $150.00 for non-volunteers; $50.00 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit. SPEAKERS: Lorraine Bittner, Esquire - Legal Director, Women's Center and Shelter Beth Keenan, Esquire, - Director, PFA Division, Family Court, Allegheny County Sabrina Korbel, Esquire - Staff Attorney, Women's Center and Shelter This course has been approved for the listed CLE credits by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. NLSA is the CLE Provider. If you would like more information about the seminar, contact Mary Ann Troper-Malley at (412) 586-6134. Space is limited. More Information and Registration Form

May 16: Custody Conciliation - a Partnership Project (Pittsburgh)

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:50pm
Neighborhood Legal Services Association will be holding a program entitled Custody Conciliation - a Partnership Project that will be hosted by Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, on May 16, 2016 from 9:00 am-11:45 am Eastern. The program will be held at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP located at 535 Smithfield St, Ste 1300, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. CLE CREDITS: 2.5 substantive credits REGISTRATION FEE: $0.00 for volunteers for the custody conciliation project. $60 for non-volunteers. $40 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit or for non-volunteer paralegals. PRESENTERS: The Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark, Administrative Judge, Family Division Amy Ross, Custody Department Manager, Family Division Dawn K. Gull, Esquire, The Law Offices of Dawn K. Gull Antoinette Oliver, Esquire, Meyer Unkovic and Scott This course has been approved for the listed CLE credits by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. NLSA is the CLE Provider. If you would like more information about the seminar, contact Sharon Goldsmith at (412) 586-6101. More Information and Registration