Conservatorship Law 101

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.

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

Will you come?