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01/18/2018

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law logoThe Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the January episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled Criminalizing Poverty with Peter Edelman, John Bouman, & Nusrat Choudhury, on Friday January 26, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy Exchange is a monthly conversation hosted by the Clearinghouse Community with advocates advancing change.

01/18/2018

The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, the Toll Public Interest Center at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, The Vanguard Group, Unidos PA'PR, Ceiba, and the Philadelphia Bar Association are participating in a Pro Bono FEMA Legal Clinic to Assist Puerto Rico Evacuees at Esperanza College, 4261 N. Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, on January 20, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am.

12/21/2017

Pennsylvania Health Law Project logoThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the December 2017 edition of Health Law PA News.

Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org.

12/20/2017

National Employment Law Project logoThe National Employment Law Project has released a new report entitled, Closing Doors on the Unemployed: Why Most Jobless Workers Are Not Receiving Unemployment Insurance and What States Can Do About It.

This report marks the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the Great Recession and notes that after helping tens of millions through record high levels of unemployment, state UI programs are today in much worse shape than they were ten years ago, leaving many states dangerously unprepared for the next inevitable downturn. 

11/30/2017

2017 PLAN Excellence Award - PhotpPennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2018 Excellence Award winners as well as three recipients of the Outstanding Leadership in Support of Legal Services Award. The exceptional individuals and groups selected have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to increase the availability of legal aid and raise the quality of civil legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

11/20/2017

Innovations in Technology logo

Registration is underway for the Legal Services Corporation's 2018 Innovations in Technology Conference (formerly the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference) will be held January 10-12, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

The conference brings together leaders from across the justice community to explore innovative ways of using technology to promote better access to services and ensure high-quality legal representation for low-income people. 

11/17/2017

The Honorable Kim Berkeley ClarkAllegheny County Judge Kim Berkeley Clark has been presented with the 2017 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the highest honor bestowed to a state court judge by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).

The award was presented on November 16, 2017 during a dinner and ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court hosted by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr.

11/17/2017

PA Health Law Project logoThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the November 2017 edition of Health Law PA News.

Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org

11/09/2017

LSC logoThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has announced 25 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 22 legal services organizations in 18 states.

Established in 2000, the TIG program supports projects that develop and replicate technologies to improve efficiency and provide greater access to high-quality legal assistance for low-income Americans.

11/08/2017

Thanks graphicThe Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN), the state’s coordinated system of civil legal aid organizations working to assure fairness for all in the civil justice system, thanks The General Assembly and the Governor for the approval and signing of a bill that will provide enhanced access to justice for low-income Pennsylvanians and victims of domestic violence who have nowhere to turn other than to PLAN programs for critical legal help when faced with urgent civil legal problems.