SeniorLAW Center

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SeniorLAW Center
Two Penn Center
1500 JFK Boulevard,
Suite 1501
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

Phone: 215-988-1244
FAX: 215-988-1243

For additional information, please contact SeniorLAW Center’s Executive Director, Karen Buck, at 215.701.3201

Volunteer Attorney Opportunities!

We have many opportunities for volunteer attorneys to join our work and help provide legal services to older Pennsylvanians in need. Volunteer attorneys handle individual client cases for seniors in areas of law in which they have experience or have attended training, or help serve clients through our Pennsylvania SeniorLAW HelpLine. Each year, through the efforts of our legal staff and our volunteers, we assist thousands of seniors with problems which affect their homes, health, independence, financial survival, and quality of life.

Join Seniorlaw Center’s Panel Of Volunteer Attorneys

The need for pro bono efforts to provide representation and access to justice to low-income and vulnerable seniors in Philadelphia County is enormous. Did you know that Philadelphia has the largest and one of the poorest populations of senior citizens among this country’s 20 largest cities? Nearly 20 percent of our community’s elderly — 1 in 5 — are living at or below the poverty level or are economically vulnerable. Most are women.

Attorneys who join the SeniorLAW Center panel provide representation in any of a wide range of legal matters, ranging from transactional to litigation. See the volunteer form for opportunities. Our staff is available for guidance and we provide regular trainings. Our offices are available for client meetings with advance notice, which is especially helpful for attorneys outside of Philadelphia. We also have a great need for bilingual attorneys, especially those who speak Spanish or any Asian language, to assist our growing Latino and Asian elderly populations. All new volunteer attorneys are asked to attend a 1-hour orientation. For more information about volunteering, contact Wendy Bookler, Legal Director, at wbookler@seniorlawcenter.org.

Volunteer For The Pennsylvania Seniorlaw Helpline

Attorneys can also provide limited representation pro bono services to older Pennsylvanians through our SeniorLAW HelpLine, 1-877-PA SR LAW, which offers free legal advice, counsel, information and referrals to seniors in all 67 counties of the Commonwealth. This national model of legal services for seniors enables seniors to access legal advice and information from the comfort and privacy of their homes, and overcomes obstacles of access for those isolated by illness, disability, mobility, transportation and even language (Language Line interpretation services are available). Volunteer attorneys can provide services from their offices at scheduled times.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

We often have need for volunteers to assist with special projects, community education, in-office support, client intake, public relations, graphic design, fundraising, and other ventures to help our organization meet its mission of protecting the rights of older Pennsylvanians. If you are interested in volunteering, please send details about your interest and skill sets to Wendy Bookler, Legal Director, at wbookler@seniorlawcenter.org. You need not be an attorney to make a difference.

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