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3 tips so you don’t get burned

It’s National Safety Month. And to celebrate, each week in June we’ll share tips to help us all enjoy a safer summer in Queen Village.

Tip #1:  Attend a public safety meeting with our 3rd District Police Leaders.

Tip #2:   Have an outside security camera?  Join the Philly Police SafeCam Network.

Online registration takes only 10 minutes. Rest easier knowing you’ve done your part to help our Police protect you, your family and your neighbors.

Tip #3:  Throw a Block Party

The better you know your neighbors, the more likely you’ll look out for each other. Swap phone numbers. Tell someone when you’ll be on vacation. (Ask a neighbor to remove weekly circulars from your stoop:  they “advertise” that you’re not home.) So play it safe:  throw a block party, (here’s the application) and get knowsy with your neighbors!

So we’re curious — when is YOUR block’s party?

LegalLine: free legal advice – a public service from Phila Bar Assn.

LegalLine is a public service sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, providing residents with free, quick and accurate legal advice during convenient evening hours. LegalLine is offered on the third Wednesday of every month from 5-8 p.m. The program has existed for more than 20 years, allowing volunteer attorneys to help thousands of callers through direct service or by referring them to an appropriate resource.

In addition, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (215) 238-6333, to provide lawyer referrals to area residents.  Staff attorneys take calls from the public and refer callers to attorneys in private practice for a 30-minute consultation, for which the attorney agrees to charge a small fee of $35. If callers do not need an attorney or cannot afford one, they will be directed to a legal service organization, agency or other resource for assistance.

About the Philadelphia Bar Association:

The Philadelphia Bar Association, founded in 1802, is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. It is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems. With more than 200 years of dedicated service to stand on, the Philadelphia Bar Association is firmly rooted in the Philadelphia community as a steady and reliable bellwether.