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March 23, 2009

Volunteers Needed for Law Week 2009, April 27-May 1

Volunteer lawyers will offer free legal advice, welcome new American citizens, visit children in classrooms and accompany inner-city students into the courts Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, as the Philadelphia Bar Association marks “Law Week 2009” with a host of special events and services reaching out to thousands of citizens.

The week-long fest, sponsored by the 13,000-member Bar Association, is one of the most ambitious public outreach efforts of its type in the nation. This year’s theme is “A Legacy of Liberty: Celebrating Lincoln’s Bicentennial.”

The following is a schedule of Law Week activities and who to contact to volunteer:

Lawyer in the Classroom, Monday, April 27
Josh Ryan
Legal Advice Live!, Wednesday, April 29
Kristin McKenna,Chris Guth
Legal Line, Wednesday, April 29
Stephanie Mensing
Lawyer for a Day, Friday, May
Carey Chopko
The Trials of Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolf, Friday, May 1
Heather Herrington Justin Moriconi

All of the Law Week activities are under the direction of Association Chancellor-Elect, Scott F. Cooper, and are coordinated by the Association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) with the help of scores of lawyer-volunteers. The YLD Law Week co-chairs are Abbie DuFrayne, Kelly Gastley and Carey Chopko.

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