2017 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Conference


Event Details

In-Person MeetingCLE Event
Event Date: 
Thu, 09/28/2017 (All day) - Fri, 09/29/2017 (All day)
Event Type: 
Event Format: 
In-Person Meeting
Hilton Harrisburg Hotel
One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

The 2017 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Conference will take place on September 28-29, 2017 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel. 

The conference will feature an multiple-track agenda offering many helpful workshops for legal services staff, board members and other friends of the legal services community. CLE credits are available for attorneys who attend qualifying sessions. 

We are offering a Mobile App and website for 2017 PLAN Conference for the first time this year. A link to download the mobile app on Apple and Android devices is available at this link from your mobile device. If you are short on space on your device, or have a Microsoft mobile device, you can just visit the mobile-friendly website at https://event.crowdcompass.com/planstc and Add the link to your Home Screen for quick and easy access.




Registration is free to staff or client board members of the following PA Legal Aid Network (PLAN) programs: CJP, CLS, FoF, LLS, LASP, MPLS, NLSA, NPLS, NWLS, PHLP, PILP, PLA, PULP, RHLS and SPLS.

Registration for staff of non-PLAN public interest, government or other nonprofit organization is $275.00.

Registration for all other registrants is $450.00.  

Registration includes meals and conference materials.

Pre-Conference Programs - Wednesday, September 27

There will also be a Pre-Conference day, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, featuring the following specialized training programs for PLAN Network Program staff members.

Legal Server Training: A LegalServer training will take place on September 27 at the PA Housing Finance Agency Building at 211 North Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17101. This program is designed for application administrators, report designers, and intermediate to advanced users, who will learn about specialized LegalServer features, problem solving, and managing the effective use of LegalServer. You can sign up to attend this training by checking the box indicating you would like to attend on the regular Conference Registration form.

Administrative Hearing Skills Training: An Administrative Hearing Skills Pre-Conference Training will tke place on September 27 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel.  This interactive training, geared towards newer attorneys and paralegals, will combine lecture with two small group workshops.  The training will be limited to THE FIRST THIRTY REGISTRANTS. Registrations exceeding thirty will be waitlisted. PA CLE Credit will be offered for this training.

SEPARATE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE PRE-CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING SKILLS PROGRAM. Click on the program title above for more information on the program and to register for the Program.

CLE Credits

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 7.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and up to 5.0 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Hotel Accommodations 

The cost for a hotel room is $141.00 per night plus tax, for single or double occupancy and $10 for self-parking.  To receive hotel reservations at the special conference rate PLAN Member Program staff must check the box(s) on the registration form indicating that they will need a room and for which night(s) they will be staying.  

If you need a hotel room and are a NON-PLAN MemberProgram Staff Person please indicate your overnight needs for a room on the registration form and PLAN will make the reservation for you but you will need to provide payment for the room on your own.

The hotel will require a credit card from guests upon check-in to cover incidentals and other costs not billed to PLAN to be covered by PLAN Programs.  Some attendees will be exempt from this as notified by PLAN Staff to the Hilton prior to arrival.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Hilton Harrisburg is a non-smoking hotel.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a fee of $50 charged for all cancellations received after September 18, regardless of whether it is a “legal aid network registration” or a “non-legal aid registration. 

You will be charged for the first night if reservations are not canceled within 24 hours prior to arrival.

More Information and Registration