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Sep 26: Pro Bono Training: Landlord/Tenant (Philadelphia)

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:16pm
Philadelphia VIP will be holding a Pro Bono Training: Landlord/Tenant on September 26, 2017, hosted by Blank Rome LLP, 130 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. This training will focus on representing a client in a landlord tenant dispute, including an overview of the law, strategies and defenses. More Information

Jul 12: Law Firm Pro Bono Committee Small Business Clinic (Philadelphia)

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:06pm
Philadelphia LawWorks, a project of Philadelphia VIP, is proud to announce that the Law Firm Pro Bono Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will be sponsoring our July 2017 Small Business Clinic in collaboration with The Enterprise Center. At this clinic, volunteer attorneys provide free legal advice to Philadelphia area small business owners. Clients will have the chance to: Meet individually with volunteer attorneys; at not cost Speak to volunteer attorneys about the following legal areas: Business structure and formation Conflicts of interest Indemnification Intellectual property Commercial leases Employees and consultants Contracts Other small business legal issues More Information and Registration

Jul 12: Philadelphia VIP Family Law Practice Group - July 2017

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:55pm
Philadelphia VIP provides volunteers handling family law cases and volunteers interested in handling such cases with the opportunity to have their questions answered and to learn about the experiences of other volunteers. This monthly practice group will be led by members of VIP’s Family Law Advisory Council, who are experienced family law practitioners. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Additional light refreshments and snacks will be provided. More Information and Registration

Jun 23: Legal Aid Golf Classic (Blue Bell)

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 8:41am
The Montgomery Bar Association and Montgomery Bar Foundation will be holding the 2017 Legal Aid Golf Classic on June 23, 2017 at the Bluestone Country Club (Formerly Meadowlands Country Club), 711 Boehms Church Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422. Legal Aid of Southeastern PA provides essential legal services and representation to low-income individuals, victims of domestic abuse, and the elderly. As citizens and professionals, we all share the burden of those less fortunate in our community. Why not do your part while enjoying a relaxed day of golf and networking with neighboring LAWYERS, JUDGES and BUSINESSES? All proceeds from this year’s Golf Classic will directly benefit Legal Aid and a portion or all of your commitment may be tax-deductible. Be sure to bring your staff, clients, friends, family and neighbors as this year’s event promises to be nothing short of...a true Classic! More Information and Registration Event Brochure

Jun 27: Immigration Policy and Litigation Update (Free Webinar)

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:44am
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) invites you to a free webinar entitled Policy and Litigation Update, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from,2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern. The panelists will provide updates on immigration-related policy and litigation, including cases before the Supreme Court, the travel ban lawsuits, proposed legislation and administrative action. The panelists are: Debbie Smith, Associate General Counsel / Immigration Law, Service Employees International Union; and Iris Figueroa, Staff Attorney, Farmworker Justice. To register for this free webinar, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7095466676358071555. Your registration will generate an automatic email with details on how to join the webinar. If you have questions, please email IAN at support@immigrationadvocates.org

Jun 26: Recognizing and Responding to Secondary Trauma (Free Webinar)

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 8:25am
The American Bar Association Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants presents a FREE 45 minute webinar on secondary trauma on Monday, June 26 2017 from 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Eastern. Secondary trauma is a common consequence of listening to and witnessing the effects of others' traumatic experiences. Attorneys and other service providers who work with unaccompanied minor immigrants are exposed to a great deal of content that can trigger this kind of stress. This webinar will define primary and secondary trauma, explain how to recognize signs of secondary trauma in oneself and colleagues, and identify healthy ways to respond. The webinar will be interactive, drawing on participants' experiences, practices and ideas. No CLE Credits provided. Contact: Juliet Gilbert, staff for the Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants, ABA Center for Pro Bono. juliet.gilbert@americanbar.org Presenter: Megan Hope, MSW, is the Coordinator of the Social Service and Human Trafficking Projects at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), a non-profit provider of free immigration legal assistance to immigrant children throughout Colorado and to adults in immigration detention. Date: Monday, June 26, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CST Please register no later than Friday, June 23, 2017. A link to the webinar will be emailed to you the morning of June 26, 2017. Sponsor: ABA Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants

Jul 10: Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option (Free Webcast)

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:21am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option on July 10, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm. In 2015 alone, there were 333,341 documented removals, or deportations, from the United States. Not only is the large number of removals concerning, it is particularly alarming that so many removals could have been successfully challenged, but so many of the deportees were never advised regarding any such options. Many individuals facing removal do not obtain legal assistance, and unwittingly forfeit critical rights and legal protections. This training will provide you with the tools that you need to assess the options of individuals facing imminent deportations due to administrative or reinstatement orders, orders issued by the Immigration Courts, and the role of habeas and other legal actions in the context of imminent removal. What You Will Learn When can I file an Emergency Petition for Review in the context of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders? What type of Emergency Motions to Reopen might be possible? Is a Habeas Petition or another Federal Court action a viable option? Who Should Attend This training is designed for immigration attorneys who want to learn how imminent removals might be halted with legal challenges. Participants should have a basic knowledge of immigration law, but need not have prior experience with challenging orders of removal.

Jun 15: Legal Services at Stand Downs (Webinar)

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:58pm
The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) and the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty are hosting a webinar entitled Legal Services at Stand Downs on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern. This panel will discuss a variety of legal topics relevant to working with veterans experiencing homelessness. Topics will include how to address criminal and civil legal matters and child support issues on-site at Stand Down. Panelists will also discuss how to develop initiatives to provide legal services in rural areas. The webinar will feature Steve Binder, San Diego Public Defender, and Sara Sommarstrom, Vetlaw Director of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. You will receive instructions for joining the training when you register. For additional questions, please contact Maddie Goldstein at mgoldstein@nchv.org. More Information and Registration

Jun 28: Philadelphia VIP New Volunteer Orientation

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:11am
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia,VIP is hosting a free program to welcome attorneys who are new to volunteering with VIP on June 28, 2017 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am. This program will provide an overview of Philadelphia VIP and the opportunities and resources available to our volunteers. At this orientation you will: Receive an overview of Philadelphia VIP and discover the impact you will make in the community. Learn about the opportunities, events, and resources we have available. Find out what to expect when you take a case with VIP. Receive orientation materials and a light breakfast. More Information and Registration

Jun 14: Philadelphia VIP Family Law Practice Group

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:03am
June 14, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Philadelphia VIP 1500 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 Philadelphia VIP hosts this practice group to provide volunteers handling family law cases and volunteers interested in handling such cases with the opportunity to have their questions answered and to learn about the experiences of other volunteers. This monthly practice group will be led by members of VIP’s Family Law Advisory Council, who are experienced family law practitioners. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Additional light refreshments and snacks will be provided. More Information and Registration

Jun 13: Expedited Removal (Free Webinar)

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 7:55am
#StandWithImmigrants is holding a free webinar entitled Expedited Removal, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at from 2:00 pm -3:30 pm Eastern. This webinar will cover who is subject to expedited removal, the limited procedures involved, the consequences of an expedited removal order, and advocacy strategies for getting your client out of expedited removal. Panelists include: Trina Realmuto, Litigation Director at the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild Jennifer Chang Newell, Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU Immigrant Rights Project Mary Kenney, Senior Staff Attorney with the American Immigration Council. #STANDWITHIMMIGRANTS is a collaboration between the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), The Advocates for Human Rights, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), and Pro Bono Net to empower legal advocates and other allies across the United States to protect our friends and neighbors from deportation and ensure fair treatment and due process through volunteer recruitment, training, advocacy, and support. More Information Register for the Webinar

Jun 27: Nonprofit Legal Assessment CLE & Clinic (Philadelphia)

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 8:03am
Philadelphia LawWorks, a project of Philadelphia VIP, has announced that Blank Rome LLP will be sponsoring its June 2017 Nonprofit Clinic. The clinic will take place on June 27, 2017 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square 130 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 At this clinic, volunteer attorneys provide free legal advice to Philadelphia area nonprofits to ensure that they are in compliance with relevant law. Prior to the counseling sessions, VIP will provide a free 1-hour CLE seminar on nonprofit legal compliance for attorney’s attending. During this clinic, experts on nonprofit law will be available to assist volunteers. Clients will have the chance to: Meet with volunteer attorneys who will walk them through LawWorks’s Nonprofit Legal Assessment Checklist to ensure their nonprofit organization operates legally and complies with the law. Ask volunteer attorneys questions about corporate governance issues, conflicts of interest, indemnification, intellectual property, commercial leases, employees and consultants, contracts, and other nonprofit legal issues. Registration: Registration for Volunteer attorneys will begin at 9:30 am. Registration for Nonprofit Clients will begin at 10:00 am. Please RSVP in advance for the event at the link below: RSVP for the Clinic

May 31: YLD Pro Bono Practice Lunch and Learn (Pittsburgh)

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:12pm
Join the YLD Public Service Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Koppers Building's ninth-floor Conference Center/Grant Room for a free lunch-and-learn featuring a discussion on the different pro bono opportunities available in the Pittsburgh area and various tips for working pro bono service into you overall legal practice. Please register by Friday, May 26th. The Lunch and Learn will feature the following panelists: Doug Smith- Office Managing Principal, Jackson Lewis Katie Kenyon- Partner, Meyer Unkovic and Scott; Immediate Past President, Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership Amy Carpenter- Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Association Maggie Prescott- Staff Attorney, Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Lauren Darbouze- Executive Director, Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh More Information and Registration

Jun 01: LAWYERPALOOZA (Ardmore)

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:20pm
Montgomery Bar Foundation is pleased to present LAWYERPALOOZA, a very special 30th Anniversary Concert Event and Benefit. Come and enjoy a casual, stress-free night out with friends, family and colleagues on Thursday evening, June 1, 2017, while helping to support justice-related causes in our community. LAWYERPALOOZA will be held at the Ardmore Music Hall, which has established itself as a premiere landing spot for many renowned, local and national touring musical acts. It features a state-of-the-art sound system, a full bar with 21 craft beers on draught, a low & intimate stage, and balcony viewing area for larger events. Experience rare live performances by lawyers who truly rock, along with surprise guest appearances. The following acts are scheduled to appear at LAWYERPALOOZA: THE HONORABLE GARY S. SILOW your host and emcee for the evening ANALOG GROOVE with Mark Harris, Alfred Abel and Justin Mixon BRIGHTON ROAD with James Bainbridge CLASS ACTION and the Marshall Dennehey Horns CTO MIDTOWN EXPRESS featuring Assistant U.S. Attorney Virgil Walker MARK SCHULTZ AND THE WAYNE RANGERS featuring Mark Schultz and Richard Myers OUT OF ORDER featuring Cary Hall and Patrick Kurtas THE PUBLIC OFFENDERS with David Conver AND MORE!!! This event is presented by Montgomery Bar Foundation, which is the charitable affiliate of the Montgomery Bar Association. The mission of the Montgomery Bar Foundation is to improve, facilitate and support justice and fair treatment for all. Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities

May 25: Opioids: Physicians, Patients, Governments & Attorneys (Webinar)

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:45pm
The TASA Group is presenting a free webinar entitled Opioids: Physicians, Patients, Governments & Attorneys on May25, 2017 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. Dr. Steven Simon is the Medical Director at The Pain Management Institute as well as the assistant clinical professor with the Department of PMR at The University of Kansas, the Clinical associate professor for the Department of Family Practice as well as the Assistant Clinical Professor at Touro University, Department of PMR. Dr. Simon completed his residency at the University of Kansas where he was Chief Resident. He is an international/regional lecturer to physicians on pain diagnosis, treatments and rehabilitation topics. Dr. Simon has also been awarded a plethora of prestigious honors throughout his career. Note: This webinar is approved for CLE general credit in FL, IL, MN, NC, and WI; ethics credit in CA, IL, and PA; and substance abuse credit in FL and NC. More Information and Registration Founded in 1956, The TASA Group is North America's Largest and Most Experienced Expert Referral ServiceTM, giving you access to seasoned professionals in 10,000+ technical and medical specialties. With three distinct service divisions, each with a specific mission, The TASA Group is dedicated to providing the best experts and consultants available to meet your diverse needs.

Jun 10: Wills for Heroes Event (Cumberland County)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:40am
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. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP and the PBA Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders and their spouses/partners as well as Pennsylvania military veterans on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The event will be held at the the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 5080 Ritter Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 beginning at 11am If you have any questions about this event, please contact Gabriele Miller-Wagner at wfh.gmillerwagner@yahoo.com or Hannah Suhr, Esq 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

Jun 07: Wills for Heroes Event (Philadelphia County)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:32am
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. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Comcast and Ballard Spahr LLP, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders and their spouses/partners as well as Pennsylvania military veterans on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The event will be held at the Community College of Philadelphia, Center for Business and Industry, 3rd Floor, 1750 Callowhill Street (corner of 18th & Callowhill), Philadelphia, PA 19130 beginning at 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Carolyn Capobianco at capobianco@ballardspahr.com or Dan McKenna at mckennad@ballardspahr.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

Jun 03: Wills for Heroes Event (Lebanon County)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:22am
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. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP and the Quentin Volunteer Fire Company, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Pennsylvania First Responders and their spouses/partners as well as Pennsylvania military veterans. The event will be held at the Quentin Volunteer Fire Company, 20 S Lebanon St, Quentin, PA 17042 beginning at 11am If you have any questions about this event, please contact Gabriele Miller-Wagner at wfh.gmillerwagner@yahoo.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

May 20: Wills for Heroes Event (Montgomery County)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:14am
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, May 20, 2017, In partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by Timoney Knox LLP, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for all active and retired Upper Dublin Police and Fire and other Pennsylvania First Responders and their spouses/partners as well as Pennsylvania military veterans. The event will be held at the Upper Dublin Township Building at 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034 beginning at 11:00 a.m. If you have any questions about this event, please contact 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

May 20: Wills for Heroes Event (Susquehanna County)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:06am
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, May 20, 2017, 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. The 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 Zachary Morahan at ZMorahan@cglawoffices.com or Gabriele Miller-Wagner at wfh.gmillerwagner@yahoo.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