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On Nov. 30, the Women’s Law Project will hold its annual party, from 5:45 to 8 p.m., at the Design Center, 2400 Market St. Philadelphia. For ticket information contact Debi Morrison at 215-928-9801 or Carol Tracy at [email protected]   On Dec. 5, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee will present the annual Public Interest Law Day CLE Program, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the PBI CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th floor, Suite 1010, Juniper Street entrance, Philadelphia. This program features a distinguished faculty of judges and public interest law experts and offers participants the choice of attending 11 different CLE sessions, for a total of six CLE credits. To register for Public Interest Law Day contact PBI at 800-932-4637 or register online at www.pbi.org.   On Dec. 5, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Public Interest Section will host its annual reception and awards ceremony at the Loews Hotel at 5 p.m. on the 33rd floor. Tickets cost $35 for public interest attorneys and $50 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Tracey McCloskey at [email protected] or online at www.philadelphiabar.org. On Jan. 17, the First Judicial District (FJD) of Pennsylvania will hold its second annual Pro Bono Awards and Recognition Program at 5 p.m. in the First Judicial District Law Library, sixth floor, City Hall, Philadelphia. The FJD will present the FJD Pro Bono Publico Award to members of the bar who have provided exceptional pro bono service to the underprivileged in Philadelphia in cases before the FJD. At the ceremony, the First Judicial District will also recognize all attorneys on the Pro Bono Roll of Honor who have provided pro bono services to litigants in the Philadelphia courts in 2007. For more information or to register for the event contact Debbie Dailey at [email protected]   On Jan. 21, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will host a free, civil legal clinic for the homeless, disabled and elderly residents of Germantown at the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service main site. This year, Martin Luther King Day of Service will be held at Germantown High School, located at 40 E. High St., right off of Germantown Avenue in Germantown. At the legal clinic, eligible residents of the community will access free civil legal help with consumer housing, landlord/tenant, family law, public benefits, utilities, identification, emergency housing and others. For more information or to volunteer on Martin Luther King Day, please call or e-mail Marsha Cohen, executive director of the Homeless Advocacy Project, at 215-523-9590 or [email protected]   On Jan. 25, a pro bono CLE training program titled “Probating Estates and An Alternative to Probate in Philadelphia � Homeownership Issues” will be presented from noon to 2:15 p.m., at Blank Rome, One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St., Philadelphia. Judge Anne E. Lazarus of the Philadelphia Orphans Court will teach this training session on the probate process and alternatives to probate that are used to convey title to low-income clients. It covers the legal grounds, procedures, and forms for probating an estate and, alternatively, for filing a Section 3546 petition in Orphans’ Court for determination of title. The session will concentrate on the unique issues that low-income clients frequently encounter in obtaining title to a property. This discussion will also address how volunteer attorneys can utilize the financial assistance of the Tangled Title Fund project in representing these low-income clients. Attorneys can earn two substantive CLE credits if they accept a VIP case. Please contact Philadelphia VIP at 215-523-9550 to reserve a space. Lunch will be provided. This program is co-sponsored by Philadelphia VIP and the SeniorLAW Center.

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