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04/18/2018

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the U. S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division are presenting a webinar entitled Combatting Sexual Harassment In Housing Through Collaboration on April 25, 2018 from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern.

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04/18/2018

2017 PLAN Excellence Award - Photp

The 2018 PA Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards scheduled for March 21, 2018 had to be postponed due to severe weather conditions throughout most of Pennsylvania. We are pleased to announce that the rescheduled date for the event is June 6, 2018.

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN) will honor the 2018 Excellence Award winners as well as three recipients of the Outstanding Leadership in Support of Legal Services Award.

PLAN E-News
04/11/2018

The American Bar Association held its annual effort to connect policymakers with constituents in the legal profession during its ABA Day 2018, April 11 and 12.

Lawyers from 48 states came to Washington to speak to members of Congress and their staffs and inform them of the importance of funding Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which provides civil legal aid to nearly 1.7 million low-income people annually. 

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04/09/2018

Best-selling author John Grisham, Merck Chair and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier, and The Carlyle Group Co-Founder David Rubenstein will be among the leaders from the business and legal communities gathering at Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday, April 10, for the Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) annual Forum on Increasing Access to Justice. LSC is hosting the event in conjunction with its Board of Directors’ quarterly meeting.

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04/05/2018

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding an estimated 1 million taxpayers that time is running out to file a 2014 tax return and claim refunds totaling more than $1 billion. To claim any refund due, taxpayers must file their 2014 federal tax return by April 17, 2018.

The IRS estimates the median potential refund for 2014 is $847. By failing to file a tax return, people stand to lose more than just their refund. Many low- and moderate-income workers may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). For 2014, the credit was worth as much as $6,143.

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