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Philadelphia Eviction Diversion Program Mediation Training (Philadelphia-Webcast)

  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Source: Pennsylvania > PA Pro Bono
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Housing

The Philadelphia Bar Association is presenting a Philadelphia Emergency Housing Protection Act and Eviction Diversion Program Volunteer Training, hosted by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, on October 5, 2020 from 9:00 AM-11:15 AM Eastern. This is a LIVE WEBCAST. Login link and course materials will be provided electronically prior to the program.

The program is FREE to those who VOLUNTEER to Become a Mediator for the Eviction Diversion Program.

This timely 2-hour CLE program will prepare attendees to serve as volunteer mediators for Philadelphia's new Eviction Diversion Program (EDP). The EDP provides an opportunity for landlords and tenants to participate in (free) mediation before an eviction complaint is filed, in cases where a tenant has been unable to pay rent due to a COVID-related financial hardship.
Panelists will address the following topics among others:

  • Background on Evictions in Philadelphia
  • Basics of Landlord-Tenant Law
  • The Eviction Process, Step-by-Step
  • New Legislation Affecting Evictions in Philadelphia, including:
    • Emergency Housing Protection Act
    • PA CARES Act
    • CDC Eviction Moratorium
  • The Eviction Diversion Program (EDP)

This program is best suited for individuals with some knowledge of or experience with mediation, but it is open to all. Volunteer form will be included in the course materials. Please choose the appropriate registration option.


Sue Wasserkrug, Esq.
Program Administrator
Good Shepherd Mediation Program

Stephanie Dorenbosch, Esq.
Program Manager
Tenant Union Representative Network

Brianna Westbrooks
Government Affairs Manager
Pennsylvania Apartment Association

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Two (2.0) Substantive PA CLE Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. On April 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a Court Order temporarily waiving the six (6) hour limitation on distance learning credits for 2020 compliance deadlines. Attorneys in Pennsylvania may now complete all 12 hours of their 2020 CLE requirements though approved distance learning activities. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

  • Contact:
    Philadelphia Bar Association
    (215) 238-6300