Philadelphia VIP Celebrates Office Move with Open House Tours

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  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2011 - Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, held a series of open houses to welcome volunteers to the agency's new office space. The new workspace, at 1500 Walnut Street, doubled the agency's previous square footage. The new office facilities help VIP to better meet the needs of its clients and the community. The new office has dedicated space for trainings, practice group meetings, break-out rooms for private client meetings, a business center for volunteers to do research or draft documents and state-of-the-art technology.

    Throughout September and October, more than 200 individuals attended the open house events. The attendees, which included Philadelphia VIP Board members, judges, volunteers, donors, members of the bar associations, social services, housing and legal services partners, law students and law school deans; were able to tour the new space, socialize and learn more about VIP programs and initiatives.

    "These open houses have not only provided great opportunities to show off our fantastic new offices," said Sara L. Woods, Philadelphia VIP Executive Director, "but have given us the chance to personally thank our wonderful volunteers, supporters and partners. This has been a milestone year for us, celebrating our 30th anniversary and moving to new space. We look forward to even greater success serving our community."

    VIP promotes equal justice for the poor by providing civil legal services not otherwise available to low-income individuals. By collaborating with other legal services organizations and promoting a culture of volunteerism, VIP educates and exposes attorneys and law students to issues of poverty in the region.

    Philadelphia VIP's new contact information is:

    New Address:
    Philadelphia VIP
    1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Philadelphia VIP's Telephone and Fax Numbers will remain the same:
    Direct Line: 215.523.9550
    Fax Number: 215.564.0845

    For more information on Philadelphia VIP, visit: or email: phillyvip ( @ ) phillyvip dot org dot

    Philadelphia VIP ( was founded in 1981 by the Philadelphia Bar Association and Community Legal Services to meet the legal needs of low-income Philadelphians by recruiting and training attorneys to provide pro bono legal services. Since that time, the organization has recruited and trained thousands of private attorneys to create a pool of attorneys to provide consistent, high-quality representation to low-income clients with critical legal needs. VIP continues to implement creative and effective ways to bridge the gap between marginalized individuals, families and communities with legal needs and lawyers possessing the skills and ability to meet those needs. Today, VIP's diverse volunteers serve more than 3,000 clients annually with legal issues that affect basic human needs. Philadelphia LawWorks, a project of Philadelphia VIP, is a pro bono referral program that serves nonprofits, small businesses and homeowners.

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