Second Public Hearing on Civil legal representation of the indigent: Have we achieved equal access to justice?

9:30 a.m.
Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Second Public Hearing on
Civil legal representation of the indigent:
Have we achieved equal access to justice?

Committee Testimony Packet


Agenda

Opening Remarks of the Honorable Ronald D. Castille, Chief Justice
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Esq., Chancellor
Philadelphia Bar Association
Damon Clay, Client of Community Legal Services
(Accompanied by Sam Brooks, Staff Attorney at Community Legal Services)
Gabriel Ononuga, Client of Philadelphia Landlord/Tenant Legal Help Center
(Accompanied by Michele Cohen, Supervising Attorney of the Philadelphia Landlord Tenant Help Center)
Michele Cohen, Esq., Supervising Attorney
Philadelphia Landlord/Tenant Legal Help Center
Joe Miller, Client of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
(Accompanied by Deborah Steeves, Esq., Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, West Chester Office)
Denise and Anthony Bellita, Clients of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
(Accompanied by Kesha James, Esq., Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Norristown Office)
Delores Barnes, SeniorLaw Center Client
(Accompanied by Wendy Bookler, Managing Attorney at SeniorLAW Center)
Honorable Annette M. Rizzo
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas-Civil Trial Division
J. R., Client of Women Against Abuse Legal Center
(Presented by Deborah Culhane, Staff Attorney, Women Against Abuse)
Dabney Miller, Associate Director
Women’s Law Project
Honorable Margherita Patti-Worthington, President Judge
Court of Common Pleas, Monroe County
Katherine Lange, Philadelphia Pro Se Litigant
Honorable Margaret T. Murphy, Supervising Judge
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas – Family Division
Sister Mary Scullion, Executive Director
Project H.O.M.E.
Catherine C. Carr, Esq., Executive Director
Community Legal Services
Dionna Litvin, Esq.
Assistant Counsel, MERCK
Colleen F. Coonley, Esq., Laurel House, Norristown, PA and Adjunct Clinical Professor, Domestic Violence Law Clinic, Temple University Beasley School of  Law
Molly Callahan, Esq., Legal Director
Women Against Abuse Legal Center
James Daly, Client
Community Legal Services
Adrienne Trice, Client
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Pei Hung Zhen, Client
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
L.S., Client
Women Against Abuse Legal Center
Patricia Tarawally, Client
Philadelphia Landlord/Tenant Legal Help Center
Alina Patterson, Client
Community Legal Services
Harbee Johnson, Client
Community Legal Services
Irene Stone, Client
Philadelphia Landlord/Tenant Legal Help Center
Michelle Evans, Client
Community Legal Services
Lisa Frederick, Client
Face to Face
A. L., Client
Women Against Abuse Legal Center
S.H., Client
Women Against Abuse Legal Center
Tehran Freeman, Helen Whittington, and Russell Freeman
Clients of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware County