Recognizing and Responding to Ethics and Practice Issues in Pro Bono Representation
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia Bar Association, is pleased to announce this annual training event, Pro Bono Opportunities Day, as part of National Pro Bono Week 2017.
Join us and learn how to recognize and respond to ethics and practice issues in pro bono representation.
This CLE training will begin with opening remarks and then proceed into a poverty simulation. Faculty will then guide us through three segments that will examine the representation of clients with landlord/tenant, probate, and divorce issues highlighting ethical concerns and offering practice tips. The program will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.
ALL attorneys volunteering to take a case receive the CLE credits FREE of charge. Attorneys attending the full course will earn 2.5 Ethics credits for this training.
VIP tries to refer a case to the volunteer within two weeks of the training session. To preserve your credits, :
Attorneys will be expected to handle one case to completion for this course. If the client withdraws or if it is determined that the case is not meritorious, another case will be referred to the attorney. A signed representation agreement must be received in the VIP office for the CLE agreement to be considered fulfilled.
The Philadelphia Bar Association will submit the credits to the CLE board. However, if an attorney does not take a VIP case within six months, the attorney will be billed the $40 fee for the CLE credits taken at this training program.