Julia Swain of Fox Rothschild Presents Seminar on Philly VIP’s Family Law Services

May 15, 2012 – Press Releases

Julia Swain, an attorney in the Family Law Practice of Fox Rothschild LLP, presented to attorneys interested in handling custody cases with Philadelphia VIP, a nonprofit that provides pro bono legal services to low-income Philadelphians, at the firm’s Philadelphia office on May 11.

The presentation focused on substantive custody issues, including the new custody statute that took effect in January 2011, as well as consideration of criminal convictions, relocation and other custody factors addressed in the courts. They also covered custody complaints, petitions for special relief, such as mental health assessments, home inspections, custody evaluation, as well as expedited and emergency relief.

As a member of Philadelphia VIP’s Family Law Advisory Council, Swain helps the organization to recruit and train volunteer attorneys interested in assisting with family law cases.

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Julia Swain

In her practice, Swain represents clients in all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution and abuse. She litigates family law cases in the five-county Philadelphia area, including appellate courts and negotiates settlements and prenuptial agreements.

Swain is the immediate past chair of the Philadelphia Family Law Section. Swain was the 2009 and 2010 recipient of the Pro Bono Roll of Honor award from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, recognizing her pro bono work as exemplary. In 2009, she was the recipient of the White Hat Award from the Legal Clinic for the Disabled for her outstanding volunteer work.

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Interested volunteer attorneys during the seminar