LCD and our clients benefit greatly from the time, service and commitment of many Philadelphia-based attorneys at our partner firms. They give of their time and talent to help our clients at our Community Legal Outreach Clinics at Inglis House and Associated Services for the Blind. Thanks to their efforts, LCD is able to reach more people than we would normally be able to with only our staff attorneys. Our pro bono attorneys are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
One such pro bono attorney is Evan Caplan.
Mr. Caplan is an attorney in Cozen O’Connor’s general litigation group, who focuses his practice on products liability, construction law, and complex torts, as well as the representation of corporations in the defense of high exposure, catastrophic casualty claims. Despite his busy legal practice, Mr. Caplan finds time to give back by donating his time and expertise to LCD.
A former member of LCD’s Board of Directors, and a White Hat Award recipient in 2008, still serves as a volunteer attorney at LCD’s Community Legal Outreach Clinic at the Associated Services for the Blind.
As a volunteer, Mr. Capan helps prepare living wills, health care directives and durable powers of attorney for the clients at the CLOCs. Once particular case stands out to him. “I represented an LCD client named James, who is a developmentally disabled man,” he said. “James was duped into acknowledging paternity of a woman’s baby. The child in fact was not his. Because of our efforts to obtain a DNA test proving that James was not the father, the Court reversed the paternity award. James did not have to give up any of his already meager income to support a child that was not his.”
“Serving with LCD is extremely gratifying,” said Mr. Caplan. “As lawyers, we own an obligation to those in our community for whom the legal system remains a mystery. It is always nice to be able to improve the lives of those less fortunate.”