Philadelphia VIP's Summer Pro Bono Program

Philadelphia VIP enthusiastically invites your summer associates/legal interns to our Summer Pro Bono Program, scheduled for Monday June 19, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at PECO/Exelon, in Energy Hall. The link to our registration can be found here:  https://www.phillyvip.org/event/summer-pro-bono-program/

A little about the program:

-          This Philly VIP signature event is exclusively for summer associates and law students in Philadelphia, to engage them with pro bono in our city and the life-changing impact their efforts can have on individuals and families.

-          Featured speakers will include Debbie Gross, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and convener of “Take Action Philly.” 

-          We will also include a session on poverty and hear remarks from VIP volunteer attorneys and clients.

-          Law students will enjoy a networking lunch with Judges of the First Judicial District (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas), Board members, and other legal community leaders.

To cover luncheon expenses, summer associate registration is $25 per person. If you have any questions about the program or registration, please feel free to give me a call at 215-523-9567 or email jvolpe@phillyvip.org. We hope to see your summer associates there

8th Annual David Acosta Revolutionary Leadership Award (DARLA) fundraiser

The event will feature food, DJ, dancing, and an open bar in the spirit of advocacy, allyship, and resistance. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork from our vibrant youth program, which supports our youth's academic, sexual, and social health. Tickets may be purchased at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-darla-awards-ceremony-celebrating-queer-latinx-resistance-tickets-33316539667 For more information on this year's awardees, please read the articles featured in Philadelphia Gay News and G-Philly of Philadelphia Magazine: PGN Article: http://www.epgn.com/news/local/11951-galaei-will-celebrate-queer-latinx-resistance-with-darla-honorees Philly Mag, G-Philly Article: http://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2017/05/01/darla-galaei-2017/

The event will feature food, DJ, dancing, and an open bar in the spirit of advocacy, allyship, and resistance. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork from our vibrant youth program, which supports our youth's academic, sexual, and social health. Tickets may be purchased at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-darla-awards-ceremony-celebrating-queer-latinx-resistance-tickets-33316539667

For more information on this year's awardees, please read the articles featured in Philadelphia Gay News and G-Philly of Philadelphia Magazine:

PGN Article:

http://www.epgn.com/news/local/11951-galaei-will-celebrate-queer-latinx-resistance-with-darla-honorees

Philly Mag, G-Philly Article:

http://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2017/05/01/darla-galaei-2017/

Election Day Volunteers

Are you interested in making a real, meaningful difference in Philadelphia on Election Day?

The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention needs volunteers to work half or full day shifts on Election Day (May 16, 2016) to hand out its judicial candidate ratings to voters at polling places across the City.  This is part of a massive effort to not just promulgate the ratings more effectively, but to collect data for use in future judicial election years.
 
The Commission evaluates judicial candidates to help voters make decisions about their qualifications for judicial office.  Handing out the ratings at polling places will help to educate voters as to which candidates are recommended by the Commission as they are preparing to cast important votes for judicial vacancies.
 
Election Day shifts will be either early (7 am to 1:30 pm) or late (1:30 pm to 8 pm).  If you can commit to working one of these shifts, please email Matt Olesh (molesh@chamberlainlaw.com) with your name, shift preference, email address and cell phone number.
 
Please note: You do not need to be an attorney to participate in this effort!  Encourage your non-attorney friends to volunteer as well!  We will be staffing 100 polling places across Philadelphia, so we need all the help we can get.