Conservatorship Law 101

March 16, 2017 at 9:30am - 11am

One tool to eliminate blight in Pennsylvania is Act 135 of 2008, the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Law. The law, which provides for court-appointed conservators to bring residential, commercial and industrial buildings into municipal code compliance when owners fail-to comply, has been extensively used in Philadelphia since it became effective in 2009 and was amended in 2014.

This course will provide:

  • An explanation of the provisions of the amended conservatorship law
  • Examples of how the law has been used in Philadelphia, especially by non-profit organizations
  • Best practices for success in using the law

**CDC staff lawyers seeking CLE credits MUST register directly with the Philadelphia Bar Association by clicking here: (There will be a nominal charge applied to cover the cost of CLE documentation.) 

Registration and breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the program will run from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Judy F. Berkman, Esq.(Moderator)
Senior Counsel
Regional Housing Legal Services

Hon. Idee C. Fox
Supervising Judge
Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil
First Judicial District, Philadelphia

Marc D. Collazzo, Esq.
Policy Analyst for Councilman-At-Large, Frank Rizzo
Philadelphia City Council

Brad Copeland
Executive Director
Mt. Airy USA

Richard L. Vanderslice, Esq.
Richard L. Vanderslice, P.A.

The Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market St Aramark Building
11th Floor Conference Center
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
Google map and directions
Mac Ferrick · · 215-732-5839 Ex. 103

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