Trainings for Pro Bono Lawyers

Below is a list of trainings, by subject matter, most of which are sponsored or co-sponsored by the public interest agencies who need volunteers. Most training sessions are offered for little or no cost, provided that a pro bono case is taken by the lawyer attending the training. For additional trainings on related topics, go to www.pbi.org.


Pro Bono Calendar 2015

January 2015

January 23

Friday, January 23, Philadelphia VIP will present a free pro bono CLE training on Mortgage Foreclosure from 12:00 to 2:15 p.m., at White & Williams LLP, 1650 Market Street, One Liberty Place, Suite 3800, Philadelphia. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will receive two substantive CLE credits in exchange for handling a VIP case within six months. To register, visit http://phillyvip.org/content/training-registration-form.


February 2015

February 27

Friday, February 27, Philadelphia VIP will present a free pro bono CLE training on Landlord/Tenant from 12:00 to 2:15 p.m., at Dechert LLP, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will receive two substantive CLE credits in exchange for handling a VIP case within six months. To register, visit http://phillyvip.org/content/training-registration-form.


March 2015

March 13

Friday, March 13, Philadelphia VIP will present a free pro bono CLE training on Advanced Child Custody from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., at Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market Street, 20th Floor, Philadelphia. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will receive two substantive CLE credits in exchange for handling a VIP case within six months. To register, visit http://phillyvip.org/content/training-registration-form.


April 2015

April 15

Wednesday, April 15, Philadelphia VIP will present a free pro bono CLE training on Probating Estates from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m., at Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, Eighteenth and Arch Streets, Philadelphia. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will receive two substantive CLE credits in exchange for handling a VIP case within six months. To register, visit phillyvip.org

April 22

Wednesday, April 22, the Support Center for Child Advocates will present a training workshop, How to Handle A Child Abuse Case, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (registration starts at 8:30 am), at The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 1010, Philadelphia. The Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) provides legal assistance and social service advocacy to abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County. Child Advocates is one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country. Each pro bono attorney is teamed with a staff case handler and assigned one child or sibling group. The child advocate team conducts home visits, participates in service planning meetings and court hearings. All volunteers must attend this full-day training program, which includes presentations on the Juvenile Act, the Child Protective Services Law, the role of a child advocate in a criminal case, representing parents in Dependency proceedings, service planning, and the dynamics of child abuse. Our training manual How to Handle A Child Abuse Case, with the latest Juvenile Act amendments and Juvenile Court rules, is provided to attendees. This course also provides certification for eligibility to receive court-appointed dependency cases. Register online at www.pbi.org.


May 2015

May 15

Friday, May 15, Philadelphia VIP will present a free pro bono CLE training on Divorce Practice from 12:00 to 2:15 p.m., at the Family Court Building, 1501 Arch Street, 15th Floor, Philadelphia. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will receive two substantive CLE credits in exchange for handling a VIP case within six months. To register, visit http://phillyvip.org/content/training-registration-form.


June 2015

June 12

Friday, June 12, Philadelphia VIP will present the 20th Annual Summer Pro Bono Program from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, 10th Floor, Philadelphia. This event is limited to law students only. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided. To register, visit https://phillyvip.org/content/2015-summer-pro-bono-program.


September 2015

September 11

On Friday, September 11, Philadelphia VIP will present a free pro bono CLE training on Quiet Title from 12:00 to 2:15 p.m., at Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market Street, 20th Floor, Philadelphia. Training materials and a light lunch will be provided. Participants will receive two substantive CLE credits in exchange for handling a VIP case within six months. To register, visit http://phillyvip.org/content/training-registration-form


October 2015

October 28

Wednesday, October 28, SCCA will present a Training Workshop, How to Handle A Child Abuse Case, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.), at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 1010, Philadelphia.

October 25 to 31

October 25 to 31, ABA National Pro Bono Week Celebration