THIS WEEK: National Pro Bono Week, Oct. 26-30
Starting yesterday and running until this Friday, Pro Bono Celebration Week honors the pro bono contribution of Philadelphia's lawyers and offers an occasion to learn more about the interesting and professionally challenging pro bono opportunities that exist with Philadelphia's public interest organizations.
Today, Oct. 27
Philadelphia VIP's Pro Bono Opportunities Day: Spotlight on Preventing Homelessness: A CLE training program; 8:30a.m. to 12:15p.m. at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, 123 S. Broad St., 28th Floor. The prograsm features CLE training sessions on mortgage foreclosure, public housing and quiet title. The fee is $45 for course materials and breakfsat; two free substantive CLE credits are available in exchange for handling a pro bono case within six months of the training. Register at phillyvip.org. If you work at a firm with a VIP contact person, please register through that person.
Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic: 10-11 a.m., Krikbride/Traveler's Aid, 111 N. 49th St. Register with Marsha Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
How to Handle a Child Abuse Case: A CLE training program from the Support Center for Child Advocates; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 13th and Market streets, 10th floor. Six CLE credits, including one ethics credit, are available. Register with PBI at 1-800-247-4724.
Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic: 6 to 7 p.m., UHCH, Penn Center St. Agatha/St. James, 38th and Chestnut Sts. (SE corner) Register with Marsha Cohen at email@example.com.
Thursday, Oct. 29
HelpLine Volunteer Training Program: A SeniorLAW Center training program; 11 a.m.. to 1 p.m., Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market St. Two free CLE credits anticipated for volunteers. Register with Sue Wasserkrug at 215-701-3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic: 6-7 p.m., Eliza Shirley Shelter, 1320 Arch St.. Register with Marsha Cohen at email@example.com.
Friday, Oct. 30
Pro Bono: Where Do We Go From Here?: A Capstone CLE Forum; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 34th and Chestnut streets. 3 CLE credits (pending approval). The fee is $25 for public interest attorneys and $30 for all others (includes lunch). Register with Arlene Finkelstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Planning 101: Wills, Living Wills, and Powers of Attorney for Older Pennsylvanians: A SeniorLAW Center training program; 12 to 3 p.m., Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. Three free CLE credits are available in exchange for handling a case. Register with Roxanne Crowley at email@example.com.
Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic: 1:45-3:00 p.m., St. John's Hospice, 1221 Race St. Register with Marsha Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.