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  • On April 24, from 5:15 to 9 p.m., HIAS Pennsylvania will host its Golden Door Awards at the Crystal Tea Room, The Wanamaker Building, 100 E. Penn Square, Philadelphia. This event will honor those who are leading the way in support of immigrants and refugees: Sanford Mozes, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and Liliana Velasquez. Register at http://hiaspa.org/goldendoor2018.
  • On April 27, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division will present a board observer CLE program, ”Effective Nonprofits and Board Promising Practices,” from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the 11th Floor Conference Center, at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., Philadelphia. This CLE addresses the special issues facing lawyers who serve as board members, as well as provides best practices to improve board performance and productivity. One substantive CLE credit available. Lunch and registration begin at noon. Register online at https://www.philadelphiabar.org.
  • On April 28, May 19 and a date in June to be determined, the New Americans Campaign (NAC) Philly and the nonprofit organizations that are a partner in this initiative will hold ”Citizenship Clinics” at various locations in Philadelphia. The clinics will expand naturalization and help Philadelphia’s immigrant population become the city’s newest citizens. NAC Philly is recruiting volunteer attorneys and nonattorneys to staff the clinics. No experience is required and training will be provided. Register using one of the following links: Attorneys: https://bit.ly/2JbRKrP, nonattorneys: https://bit.ly/2HgH0aS. For questions or further information, contact NAC Philly at nacphiladelphia@gmail.com.
  • On May 9, the Juvenile Law Center will host its 2018 Leadership Prize Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m., at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia. The Juvenile Law Center’s 2018 Leadership Prize winners are Francis (Frankie) V. Guzman, a juvenile justice attorney at the National Center for Youth Law; Judge Steven C. Teske, the chief judge of the Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia; and Teen Vogue. Solomon Jones will serve as emcee, and special remarks will be made by the 2018 Leadership Prize selection committee chair, James Bell, founder and president of the W. Haywood Burns Institute. For tickets and more information visit: http://jlc.org.
  • On May 9, the Pennsylvania Innocence Project will host its Ninth Anniversary Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. at WHYY Studios, 150 N. 6th St., Philadelphia. At this event, Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf will be presented with the Hero of Justice Award; Richard C. Glazer will receive the Maureen Rowley Award; and John Summers, Dina Hardy Grove, and Maureen Smith Lawrence of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin and Schiller will receive the Edward Ohlbaum Volunteer Award. http://innocenceprojectpa.org/.
  • On May 17, the Support Center for Child Advocates will present “The Children’s Docket 2018—Session 3: Specialty Courts: Part II—Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA).” This training series is specifically designed for Child Advocates volunteer attorneys and is meant to provide more detailed information about the ins and outs of handling a child abuse case and how to prepare for particular hearings. All sessions take place from 12:15 to 1:30 at the Support Center for Child Advocates (1617 JFK Blvd, Suite 1200, Philadelphia). Visit https://sccalaw.org.
  • On May 19, the SeniorLAW Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary of protecting the rights of older Pennsylvanians at its 40th Anniversary Gala, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia. The theme for this year’s gala, “Four Decades for Seniors,” will celebrate the milestones and the music of the decades. The gala will include dinner, dancing and compelling stories. Cherri Gregg, KYW News Radio, will serve as the emcee. For sponsorships, tickets and more information call 215.701.3209, email kwilson@seniorlawcenter.org or visit https://bit.ly/2HBqeqp.
  • On May 20, the Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 39th Annual 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m., at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park. The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association to spotlight its concern for the children of Philadelphia and to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates. This family-friendly event has fun activities for people of all ages, including the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids Dash, the Caesar Rivise Team Competition, face painting, balloon animals and more! Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/PhiladelphiaBarAssociation5k.
  • On May 22, the Nationalities Service Center will host “Global Tastes” at WHYY on 150 N. 6th St., Philadelphia. The event will begin with a VIP Reception from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the general event from 7 to 10 p.m. Every year, this gala event raises vital funds that allow immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area to continue to benefit from the NSC’s high quality legal, social, education, health and language access services. This year “Global Tastes” will honor Stacy Wyn Sarno, director community engagement and refugee hiring initiatives; WebLinc; and Sozi Pedro Tulante, lecturer-in-law, University of Pennsylvania Law School. For more information visit https://nscphila.org/global-tastes-2018.
  • On May 23, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA), in partnership with the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC), will host its Annual Awards Ceremony at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts at 300 S Broad St., Philadelphia. This year, PVLA will present its Volunteer of the Year Award to Robert Louis of Saul Ewing for his outstanding dedication and service in providing pro bono legal assistance to PVLA clients. The event will begin with a VIP and general reception/registration from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the awards presentation from 7 to 8 p.m., and a networking and dessert reception from 8 to 9 p.m. Every year, this gala event raises vital funds that allow PVLA and ABC to continue to provide essential legal and business services to members of the Philadelphia creative community. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2GS9oDo.
  • On May 24 the Philadelphia Chapter of the ACLU-PA will hold its annual meeting, “Protect the Polls! Voting Rights in the Age of Trump,” featuring the national ACLU’s director of voting rights, Dale Ho, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Moore College of Art and Design, 1916 Race St., Philadelphia. Ho supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation and advocacy work nationwide. Executive Director Reggie Shuford will also speak about the ACLU of Pennsylvania’s work to defend civil liberties, including the work toward criminal justice reform. For more information visit https://bit.ly/2qJywTu.