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National Pro Bono Week CLE Opportunities

October 6, 2011
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National Pro Bono Week is scheduled for October 24 – 28, 2011. The celebration is part of the American Bar Association’s coordinated national effort to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services. Philadelphia will celebrate with a variety of training programs and volunteer activities sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association and local legal services organizations.

The YLD is co-hosting a great 1.5 substantive credit CLE on the Nuts & Bolts of Non-Profit Board Service for those interested in learning about what it takes to be a member of a board of directors of a non-profit organization. The CLE will cover issues such as tax issues, fundraising, selecting a board and due diligence as a board member. The CLE is scheduled for October 24, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11o1 Market Street, 11th Floor. To register for the CLE, go to the PBI website. To register for lunch, click here.

On October 25, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Philadelphia VIP is offering a 2 credit ethics CLE on The Ethics of Pro Bono Service. The CLE features Amy Tarr of Exelon, Mary Gay Scanlon of Ballard Spahr and the Honorable Denis Cohen (a judge and former Chair of the YLD). This CLE will take place at Exelon/PECO and kicks off with a breakfast with the judges of the First Judicial District. To register for this CLE, contact Philadelphia VIP at 215-523-9550 or phillyvip@phillyvip.org. Philadelphia VIP is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that matches low income Philadelphians in desperate need of critical legal services with volunteer attorneys.

A full list of the National Pro Bono Week events is available through this link.


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