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Providing Legal Services Through The Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Helpline: An Introduction For Volunteer Attorneys

Thursday October 27 , 2011

  • By: SeniorLaw Center
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Ballard Spahr
    1735 Market Street, 42nd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Contact:
    Bonnie Dahl
    SeniorLaw Center
    215-701-3209
  • Website: seniorlawcenter.org
  • Source: Pennsylvania

As part of National Pro Bono Week, SeniorLAW Center will be sponsoring a volunteer attorney training on October 27, 2011, Providing Legal Services Through the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW HelpLine: An Introduction for Volunteer Attorneys.

The training take place at Ballard Spahr, 1735 Market Street, 42nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and a contentental breakfast will be provided.

This course will train attorneys to provide legal counseling through the Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Helpline, a toll-free telephone service offering free, confidential legal advice, information and referrals on civil legal issues to senior citizens statewide.

The course will focus on the logistics of handling HelpLine cases and the most common areas of law about which callers seek information. In addition, since most callers to the Helpline are lower-income, the course will include a primer on poverty law (such as public benefits).

The ethics component of the course will cover the professional responsibility requirements of both pro bono service and limited representation.

The course is free, and 2 CLE credits are available (1.5 substantive + .5 ethics). Each attendee will agree to staff the Helpline for 6 two-hour sessions (e.g., one session per month for six months).

Registration is required. To register, contact Bonnie Dahl, Esq. at 215-701-3209 or bdahl@seniorlawcenter.org by October 21, 2011.

SeniorLAW Center would especially like to thank the law firm of Ballard Spahr for hosting this training session.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Two (2) CLE credits are available (1.5 substantive + .5 ethics).

    Progam is free for each attendee agreeing to staff the Helpline for 6 two-hour sessions (e.g., one session per month for six months).

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