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Willig, Williams & Davidson Partner Kristine A. Phillips to Serve on Panel for Philadelphia VIP Summer Pro Bono Program

June 9, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Municipal Court Training Center, 1339 Chestnut Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Details: Willig, Williams & Davidson attorney Kristine A. Phillips will serve as a panelist for Philadelphia VIP’s annual Summer Pro Bono Program which educates law students about the critical legal needs of low-income Philadelphians.

Participants will discuss the importance of pro bono service with judges from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Bar Association leadership, and VIP Board Members; hear directly from Philly VIP clients and volunteer attorneys; and learn about the various opportunities Philly VIP offers its volunteers to pursue legal justice for Philadelphians in need.

Registration is $25, but the fee will be waived for those seeking employment or for those that are employed in non-paying summer positions. To register, visit Philly VIP’s website.

Founded in 1981, Philly VIP promotes equal justice for the poor by providing civil legal services not otherwise available, collaborating with other legal services organizations and promoting a culture of volunteerism by educating and exposing attorneys and law students to issues of poverty.

A partner in the legal services department of Willig, Williams & Davidson, Phillips focuses her practice on residential and commercial real estate, counseling and representing clients in matters including sales, acquisitions, and landlord-tenant disputes. She has been a volunteer attorney with Philly VIP's Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program since 2009 and has been named a VIP volunteer of the month. Willig, Williams & Davidson regularly receives honors from Philly VIP for accepting pro bono case referrals and providing extraordinary service to VIP clients.

About Willig, Williams & Davidson – Willig, Williams & Davidson is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Media, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J. and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond.

   
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