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May 04 - May 06: 2017 Equal Justice Conference

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:27pm
The 2017 Equal Justice Conference will be held on May 4-6, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The Equal Justice Conference is co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and National Legal Aid & Defender Association. The Equal Justice Conference joins all components of the civil legal aid community to discuss and address issues related to the delivery of legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance. The emphasis of this Conference is on strengthening partnerships among the key players in the civil justice system. Through plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and special programming, the Conference provides a wide range of learning and sharing experiences for all attendees. Preconference sessions are offered on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3 and are only available to full conference registrants. REGISTRATION Registration opens Thursday, December 1, 2016 and closes Monday, April 3, 2017. Onsite registration will be available and will not be processed without payment. Registration may be done online, by mail or by fax. Conference Location David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Hotel Reservations Hotel Accommodations are available at special conference rates at: Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA | (412) 281-3700 or (800) 937-8461 Omni William Penn Hotel (2 blocks from the convention center) 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA | (800) 843-6664 Conference Brochure More Information and Registration

Apr 26: New Volunteer Orientation - Philadelphia VIP

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:03pm
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is hosting a free program to welcome attorneys who are new to volunteering with VIP on April 26, 2017 from 8:30 am-9:30 am.. The New Volunteer Orientation will take place at Philadelphia VIP, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19102. 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. Orientation materials and a light breakfast will be provided. More Information and Registration

Mar 21: New Volunteer Orientation - Philadelphia VIP

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:29am
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is hosting a program to welcome attorneys who are new to volunteering with VIP on March 21, 2017 from 8:30 am-9:30 am.. The New Volunteer Orientation will take place at Philadelphia VIP, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19102. 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. Orientation materials and a light breakfast will be provided. More Information and Registration

May 20: Wills for Heroes Event (Beaver County)

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:10am
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, with the support of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division, volunteer lawyers from the Beaver County Bar Association will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Event. The event is for all Pennsylvania First Responders, military veterans, and their spouses or significant others, and will take place at the Beaver County Bar Association, 788 Turnpike Street, Beaver, PA 15009. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Andrea Lyn Boyle at aboyle@andreaboylelaw.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

Apr 21: Fair Housing Forum: Understanding and Enforcing Fair Housing

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 9:40am
North Penn Legal Services is offering a day of education and awareness about fair housing in a program entitled Fair Housing Forum: Understanding and Enforcing Fair Housing. The forum will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Northampton Community College - Alumni Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants. There is no cost to attend the forum. However, the forum is limited to 100 people. AGENDA: 8:15 - 8:45 AM - Registration and light breakfast 8:45 - 9:00 AM - Welcome and Reading of the Lehigh Valley Fair Housing Proclamation 9:00 - 9:30 AM - Overview of Fair Housing – Lori Molloy, Esq., and Marybeth Saporita, North Penn Legal Services. .5 CLE credit. Review of applicable federal, state and local fair housing laws, and protected classes. Who is protected, what types of housing is included and where are cases filed? 9:30 - 11:00 AM - Understanding Fair Housing and the Loss of Housing - Ira Goldstein, Ph.D., President, Policy Solutions, Reinvestment Fund. 1.5 CLE credit. Professor Goldstein, former Mid-Atlantic Director and Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD, will review the impact of the loss of housing and lending practices on fair housing. He will discuss the impact of evictions and foreclosures on our communities and the connection with fair housing. Reinvestment Fund is a results-oriented, socially responsible community investment group. 11:00 - 11:15 AM - Break 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM – Enforcing Fair Housing Laws - Rachel Wentworth, Executive Director, Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania. 1 CLE credit. Rachel Wentworth has been working at the Housing Equal Center for 17 years, providing fair housing education, testing and enforcement. Rachel will highlight current issues in fair housing enforcement, including national origin, familial status and disability discrimination. Recent local issues include zoning issues raised about group homes in residential communities. 12:30 - 1:15 PM - Lunch 1:15 - 2:30 PM - Panel discussion: Case Studies in Understanding and Addressing Fair Housing Violations - Moderated panel discussion highlighting issues facing real estate professionals, service and support animals in housing and national origin discrimination. Opportunities for Q & A from participants. Funding for the Fair Housing Forum is made possible by the five funders of the Lehigh Valley Fair Housing Project - City of Allentown, City of Bethlehem, City of Easton, County of Lehigh, and Northampton County. The food sponsor for this year's Fair Housing event is the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors. More Information Registration

Mar 10: Representing Women from Central America

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:34am
On Friday March 10th, UNHCR and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) will be hosting a free webinar on representing women from Central America and how to use international law to strengthen asylum claims in the U.S. The webinar will take place from 2-3:30pm EST. Speakers on the webinar will discuss: UNHCR’s work on protection of refugee women and relevant international guidance on gender-based asylum claims (Leslie Vélez and Colleen Cowgill, UNHCR); Representing women asylum-seekers from Central America- legal strategies for common claims and how to prepare the argument (Eunice Lee, CGRS). Registration: To RSVP, please email Colleen Cowgill at Cowgill@unhcr.org. Webinar directions will be emailed separately.

Mar 16: Right to the Cure - Legal Representation of Incarcerated Hepatitis C Patients (Pittsburgh)

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 1:36pm
The Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation is hosting a CLE Training presented by the Abolitionist Law Center entitled Right to the Cure - Legal Representation of Incarcerated Hepatitis C Patients on March 16, 2017 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm Eastern. The program will be held at the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Koppers Building Conference Center, Grant Room - Ninth Floor, 436 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The Hepatitis C Project is part of the Health and Environmental Rights Docket of the Abolitionist Law Center. The Hepatitis C Project is aimed at organizing a network of pro bono attorneys to provide legal services to Hepatitis C positive inmates in the Pennsylvania prison system. Because of medical advances, Hepatitis C can now be cured with new direct-acting antiviral medications but more than 6,000 incarcerated patients in Pennsylvania are being denied the cure. Attorneys are needed to provide representation n this important public health effort to establish a right to the cure. Two (2) substantive continuing education credits will be offered to all participating attorneys. There is a $20 registration fee. Register to attend by emailing ljohnson@alcenter.org. More Information

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