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On March 26, Villanova University School of Law will present its seventh annual auction for public interest, from 5 to 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Public Interest Fellowship Program, which provides stipends for students who work during the summer in public service. For more information, visit http://vls.law.villanova.edu/students/orgs/pifp/auction.htm. On April 1, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled will hold a spring celebration and silent auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., One S. Broad St., seventh floor, sponsored by Litvin Blumberg Matusow & Young. An awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer and live music will be provided. Tickets cost $30. For ticket information, contact Victoria Chase at 215-587-3357. On April 1, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program will hold Custody Training from noon to 2:15 p.m. at Obermeyer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, One Penn Center, 19th floor. Earn 2 substantive CLE credits at no cost in exchange for handling a pro bono case. To register, call VIP at 215-523-9550. On April 16, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program will hold Quiet Title Training from noon to 2:15 p.m. at the VIP offices, 42 S. 15th St., fourth floor. Earn 2 substantive CLE credits at no cost in exchange for handling a pro bono case. To register, call VIP at 215-523-9550. On April 19, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program will hold Guardianship Training from noon to 2:15 p.m. at White & Williams, 1800 One Liberty Place. Earn 2 substantive CLE credits at no cost in exchange for handling a pro bono case. To register, call VIP at 215-523-9550. On April 22, the Homeless Advocacy Project will hold its annual April benefit, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Conservatory of the Park Hyatt Bellevue. For ticket information, contact [email protected] or call 215-523-9595. On April 26, a Public Interest Plenary meeting on “Direction of the Supreme Court” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Further details will be provided. On April 27, Community Legal Services will hold its free “Breakfast of Champions” at 8 a.m. at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Please RSVP by contacting James Elrod at CLS, 215-981-3732 or [email protected]. Honorees include Rep. Chaka Fattah D-Pa.; David J. Wolfsohn and Peter H. LeVan Jr. of Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin; Seth F. Kreimer of the University of Pennsylvania; Gene E.K. Pratter of Duane Morris; Amy Hirsh, an attorney at Community Legal Services; and Beverly Williams, a paralegal at Community Legal Services. On April 29, the Philadelphia Bar Institute will present Gay Marriage: Trends in the Law, from 1 to 4:45 p.m. at the PBI conference center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Philadelphia. The seminar is worth 3 substantive continuing legal education credits. To register, contact PBI at www.pbi.org. From May 3 to May 14, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation will present the Access to Justice Campaign, a citywide campaign to raise funds for the bar foundation’s grant-making activities. The bar foundation funds dozens of legal services organizations in the Philadelphia region. On May 5, the Support Center for Child Advocates and Philadelphia WB 17 Cares will hold a “Champions for Children” benefit reception and auction at 5 p.m. at Wachovia, 123 S. Broad St. Ron and Suzanne Naples will be honored as the seventh recipient of the Judge Lois Forer Child Advocacy Award. Distinguished advocates include Gerald Patrick Becker, Smith Barney; Sharon Browning, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program; Sam Israel, Fox Rothschild O’Brien & Frankel; Jennifer Gentile Long, Veterans Administration; Gerald A. McHugh Jr., Litvin Blumberg Matusow & Young; adoptive parents Mayra and Marcos Morales; and solo practitioner William F. Sweeney. For ticket information, contact Sandra Lavini at 215-925-1913, ext., 126, or [email protected]. On May 11, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and the Council Migration Service of Philadelphia will hold their annual benefit, “From Generation to Generation,” a celebration of 122 years of service, at 5:30 p.m. at the Union League. The event will include cocktails and a silent auction. The event will honor Sharon Ash, past president of HIAS and the council. Dr. Eduardo Glandt, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, will be the speaker. Tickets cost $75. For information, contact Eun Sook Kang at [email protected].

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