Category Archives: Community Profile

Paralegals Partner In Philadelphia Criminal Records Expungement Project

By: Christine Flynn An estimated one-third of all Philadelphians have been arrested at one time or another.  Only a VERY small percentage of charges actually end up in convictions, but EVERY charge remains part of a criminal record, available on … Continue reading

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS (NFPA) CELEBRATES PRO BONO AT 2017 ANNUAL CONVENTION

By: Christine Flynn The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) Annual Convention & Policy Meeting was hosted by the New Orleans Paralegal Organization (NOPO) from October 12, 2017 through October 15, 2017 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New … Continue reading

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Federal Bar Association’s New Pro Bono Event: Wills for Veterans

We would like to applaud the Federal Bar Association’s new-this-year initiative focused on pro bono Wills for Veterans.  Around twenty chapters are holding clinics around Veterans Day this November, where “volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and notaries will perform the services, and … Continue reading

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Law students can make a difference for hurricane victims

Check out this great article about law students making a difference in the wake of hurricanes and natural disasters. https://abaforlawstudents.com/2017/09/19/law-students-can-make-difference-hurricane-victims/

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New Website Launches to Connect Volunteer Lawyers to Nonprofits that Need Volunteer Legal Help

Guest blog by Sarah Baker More and more of us are concerned about policies affecting our families, friends, neighbors, and the institutions and principles we hold dear. An unprecedented number of people, including many lawyers, are stepping forward to offer … Continue reading

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NFPA MEMBERS HONORED WITH AWARDS

By:  Christine Flynn, NFPA Pro Bono Committee (Chair) The NFPA Pro Bono Committee would like to extend its warm congratulations to Kathi P. Ingram, RP®, Paralegal Association of Northern Virginia, and as well as Teresa Scharf, RP®, Paralegal Association of … Continue reading

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Spotlight on PILI: Part 2

By: Laurie I. Mikva In January, PILI hired its first staff member housed outside of Chicago.  Elizabeth (“Beth”) Jensen, who has a long history in legal aid and public service, is PILI’s Program Director with an office in Peoria from … Continue reading

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Spotlight on PILI: Part 1

By: Laurie I. Mikva The Public Interest Law Initiative, or PILI, may be best known as an internship program that places law students at Chicago area public interest organizations for the summer.  Indeed, that was the humble origins of the … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of our Pro Bono Spotlight interview with attorneys Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP, where they discuss some of their recent pro bono victories. We will also hear from Chandra Kilgriff, of … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 1

This week we are featuring pro bono work done by Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Tim Purdon served as the U.S. Attorney in North Dakota and Brendan Johnson served as the … Continue reading

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