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Public Interest Day (Virtual Event-Philadelphia)

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pro Bono


Philadelphia Bar Association CLE logoHosted by the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Public Interest Section

This eagerly anticipated day-long program celebrates a bringing together of Philadelphia's vibrant public interest community and those who support it!  Experienced panelists will present a wide array of hot topics in public interest law for public interest attorneys, pro bono practitioners, and private practice attorneys who are interested in learning more about cutting edge issues affecting the pro bono legal community.

Login link and materials will be provided electronically early evening the day before the program. 

Program Schedule: 

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Administrative Announcements, Instructions and Opening Remarks

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Opening Plenary - Lawyering Across the Technological Divide

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: BREAK

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: 3 Concurrent Sessions (choose ONLY one) 
Substantive/Ethics depends upon session attended

  • Closing the Black Wealth Gap

  • Community Lawyering

  • Redistricting, Voting Rights, and Related Legal Issues

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM:  LUNCH BREAK

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM: 3 Concurrent Sessions (choose ONLY one)
Substantive/Ethics depends upon session attended

  • Climate Justice and Heat Mitigation at the Local Level

  • Housing Rights and Housing Insecurity

  • Supervision and “Managing Up”

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM:  BREAK

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Closing Plenary - Racial Justice Principles in Practice

You must choose your break-out sessions in advance so that you can receive the correct links to your registration. You may NOT move between break-out sessions, so please review each description for ease of decision-making. Registration into the plenary sessions is automatic.

After the CLE, the Public Interest 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held at City Winery Philadelphia, 990 Filbert Street, featuring the presentation of the Honorable Louis H. Pollak Award to: Honorable Marilyn Heffley, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of PA and The Bending of the Arc Award to: Merril Zebe, Esq., Public Interest Coordinator, Philadelphia Bar Association.

A separate registration for the reception is required. 

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    6.0 credits available; substantive or ethics depends upon session.

  • Contact:
    Philadelphia Bar Association
    (215) 238-6300