Tuesday, May 17, 2011

VIP’s Summer Pro Bono Program for Law Students

VIP’s SummerPro Bono Program is geared specifically to law students at the inception of their careers to educate them about issues of poverty in Philadelphia and to promote an ethic of service to address those issues through pro bono work.

Participants in the Summer Pro Bono Program will:

  • Attend a training on VIP's work with the City of Philadelphia's Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program, an innovative program that provides thousands of homeowners an opportunity to negotiate face to face with lenders’ representatives to save their homes from foreclosure
  • Discuss the importance of pro bono with judges from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Bar Association leaders and VIP Board Members during a complimentary luncheon
  • Shadow a volunteer attorney or housing counselor as they assist clients at a conciliation conference during the summer months
Friday, June 17, 2011
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, 10th Floor

There is a $50 charge to attend the event which covers all the costs of the day (breakfast, lunch and training materials).  This cost is usually contributed by the students’ employer. Alternate pricing available is the employer is unable to cover the cost.  Click here for registration materials.  Registration ends Wednesday, June 8. Questions can be directed to Bailey Andersen, at jvolunteer@phillyvip.org or (215) 523-9567.

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