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•  On  Jan. 26, VIP will present a volunteer training program titled, “The Nuts & Bolts of Representing a Tenant in Municipal Court: Introduction to Landlord Tenant Law,” from 8:30 to 11 a.m., at Pepper Hamilton, 3000 Two Logan Square, Eighteenth and Arch streets, Philadelphia. Breakfast will be provided. Registration online at

• On Jan. 29, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation will host the 2018 Board Observer Kick-Off Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the offices of Schadner Harrison Segal & Lewis, 1600 Market St., Suite 3600, Philadelphia. Register at

• On Jan. 30, AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania kicks off their 30th Anniversary with a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fergie’s, 1214 Sansom St., Philadelphia. A cash bar will be available at this free event, which will feature a live performance by operatic songstress Cookie Diorio. For more information, visit

• On Feb. 9, the Philadelphia area law schools and the Philadelphia Bar Association will present a Social Justice Conference in Philadelphia, ”Liberty and Justice: Moving from Some to ALL,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.), at the Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy, 12th & Chestnut streets, Philadelphia. This conference, organized by Philadelphia-area law school students, gathers practitioners, law students and community activists from the Philadelphia region to discuss issues of importance in social justice lawyering. The panels will feature progressive, social justice advocates addressing critical topics in social justice lawyering, such as, participatory lawyering, women in the law, civil rights litigation, starting new innovative legal organizations and more. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner will provide a luncheon keynote address and the conference will conclude with a networking happy hour. The conference will offer five substantive CLE credits. Pre-registration is required. Register online at

•  On Feb. 15, ACLU of Pennsylvania will host “Show the Constitution Some Love: A Night Out with the ACLU of PA,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., Philadelphia. Join the ACLU of Pennsylvania for a celebration of liberty and justice for all, an affirmation of our commitment to civil rights in uncertain times, and—not least of all—an excellent party. This event will feature drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres and will the presentation of the Civil Libertarian Award to Helen Gym. Tickets may be purchased online at

• On Feb. 21 from 8:30 ro 9:30 a.m., Philadelphia VIP will host a new volunteer orientation at its offices located at 1500 Walnut St., Suite 400, Philadelphia. If you are interested in taking a case with VIP, or have recently accepted your first case, join VIP for an informal opportunity to learn more about VIP cases, as well as the resources available to volunteers, and talk with VIP staff of attorneys and pro bono case managers. All volunteers welcome.To register, visit

• On Feb. 23, Philadelphia VIP will hold a training session titled “Custody-Providing Stability for Families” from noon to 2:30 p.m., at Blank Rome, One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St., Philadelphia. The training will cover how to represent a VIP client in a master’s event or in a hearing before a judge. To register, visit

• On Tuesday, Feb. 27, Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, will host the Sheppard Fellowship Reception, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the law offices of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, 123 South Broad St., Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia. The bar f oundation’s Honorable Albert W. Sheppard Scholarship Fund supports a law student in a year-long clerkship position with the Commerce Case Management Program in Philadelphia. The selected student receives a Fellowship stipend in one semester, and an unpaid practicum for law school credit the other semester, supporting a year-long clerkship experience. More information is available at