• On Thursday, HIAS Pennsylvania is set to hold its annual luncheon meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St., second floor, Lindy Board Room, Philadelphia. Register online at www.hiaspa.org.

• On Friday, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled is hosting its 25th year celebration and silent auction at the Westin Philadelphia, 99 South 17th St. at Liberty Place, Philadelphia. At this event, the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations’ young lawyers division will receive the LCD’s Founders’ Award. For more information, visit www.lcdphila.org or contact Linda Peyton, LCD executive director, at 215-587-3214 or at lpeyton@lcdphila.org.

• On October 1, the Support Center for Child Advocates is holding its seventh annual Golf Classic at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, 2295 Country Club Drive, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. All proceeds from the event support the Child Advocates Project for Medically Needy Children. The event includes golf on 27 holes, a luncheon and a cocktail/award reception. To register or for more information, visit www.advokid.org.

• On October 1, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project is hosting a program titled “Prosecutorial Oversight: A National Dialogue in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson” from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Justice Roberts Room at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, 123 South Broad St., 28th floor, Philadelphia. Registration is encouraged; RSVP at innocenceprojectpa@temple.edu.

• On October 4, the Rutgers School of Law-Camden is hosting the 27th annual Mary Philbrook Public Interest Awards Reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rutgers Camden Campus Center, 326 Penn St., Camden, N.J. The 2012 Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award will be presented to Kevin Walsh, associate director of the Fair Share Housing Center. The event will also honor the late Karen Detamore, former executive director of Friends of Farmworkers. To purchase tickets, contact Carol Shaner at cshaner@camden.rutgers.edu.

• On October 11, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is hosting “2012 Social Justice Gala: Progress Through Partnership” from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Down Town Club, Sixth and Chestnut streets. Dechert LLP will be presented with the fifth annual Thaddeus Stevens Award for the firm’s pro bono service to the law center’s clients. The event will feature NBC 10′s Renee Chenault-Fattah as the master of ceremonies. For more information, visit www.pilcop.org.

• On October 11, the Nationalities Services Center is hosting “Global Tastes: A Celebration of Philadelphia Diverse Communities” from 6 to 9 p.m. at WHYY, Independence Mall West, 150 N. 6th St., Philadelphia. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nscphila.org/about/globaltastes.

• On October 14, Community Legal Services is hosting its Justice for All 5K at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. More information is available at www.clsphila.org/JusticeForAll5K. Register online at http://bit.ly/MWOhJN.

• On October 17, Good Shepherd Mediation Program is hosting “Shepherds of Peace Dinner” and award ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad St., Philadelphia. RSVP by October 10 by calling 215-843-5413.

• On October 26, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled is hosting its Casino Night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St., Philadelphia. The event is a Halloween-themed party, featuring table games with real dealers, open bar and food, great prizes to win. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lcdcasinonight2.eventbrite.com.

• On October 31, the Philadelphia Bar Association is presenting a Chancellor’s Forum, featuring Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. To RSVP, visit www.philadelphiabar.org.


In recognition of the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Week Celebration (October 21-27), the following events are scheduled during October throughout Philadelphia. More information about these events is available on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Public Interest Section Web page at www.philadelphiabar.org.

• From October 1 through October 12, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s delivery of legal services committee is offering interactive Pro Bono Road Shows, which are 30-minute presentations by selected public interest legal organizations about pro bono opportunities in Philadelphia. Contact Jodi Schatz at jschatz@advokid.org.

• On October 23, Philadelphia VIP is presenting “VIP Pro Bono Opportunities Day: The Ethics of Pro Bono Service,” from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 11th floor Conference Center, 1101 Market St. U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Rice is the keynote speaker. Register at 215-523-9550 or phillyvip@phillyvip.org.

• On October 24, the Support Center for Child Advocates is presenting “How to Handle a Child Abuse Case,” a full-day, 6 CLE credit course (5 sub/1 ethics). Register at www.pbi.org.

• On October 24, the First Judicial District is hosting the 2012 Pro Bono Publico Award Ceremony and Roll of Honor from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Alex Bonavitacola Law Library, 600 City Hall. To be acknowledged on the Roll of Honor, nomination forms must be submitted by September 28 to Victoria H. Johnson at victoria.johnson@courts.phila.gov.

• On October 25, SeniorLAW Center is presenting a CLE training titled “Protecting Older Victims: Help Stop Elder Abuse” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Fox Rothschild, 2000 Market St., 20th floor. Register with Dana Goldberg at dgoldberg@seniorlawcenter.org.

• On October 23, 24 and 25, the Homeless Advocacy Project is hosting legal clinics at the following locations and times: From 10 to 11 a.m. October 23 at St. Francis Inn, 2441 Kensington Ave.; from 6 to 7 p.m. October 25 at Eliza Shirley House, 1320 Arch St.; and from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. October 26 at St. John’s Hospice, 1221 Race St. Pre-registration is required to participate in these clinics. Register with HAP at 215-523-9595 or marsha@philalegal.org.

• On October 26, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s young lawyers division and the Philadelphia Bar Foundation are presenting a CLE program titled “Board Observer Program: Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Board Service” from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the association’s headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th floor Conference Center. Register at www.philadelphiabar.org.

• On October 26, Go Casual for Justice, a jeans day fundraiser, is scheduled at participating law firms and corporations to support grants to the Philadelphia nonprofit legal service providers funded by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. To participate or for more information, contact Kathy Ochroch at 215-569-5711 or ochroch@blankrome.com or Mary Gay Scanlon at 215-864-8912 or scanlonm@ballardspahr.com. •