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10/31/2017

Sargent Shriver Center for Poverty Law logoThe Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the November episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled Making Public Benefits Accessible to Clients with Visual Impairments, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 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.

PLAN E-News
10/24/2017

Northwestern Legal Services logoPennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is currently soliciting applications for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Program fellowship that will be located at Northwestern Legal Services in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Program was established in 2004 in an attempt to enhance the cutural and ethnic diversity within legal aid programs in Pennsylvania. Under the program law school graduates and attorneys who are new to practice are hired as full time staff attorneys for a two-year fellowship.

PLAN E-News
10/20/2017

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced more than $3.42 million in funding to respond to elder abuse and victims of financial crimes throughout the United States. The awards will better protect older Americans by improving identification of elder abuse and strengthening the response to victims through innovative technology, closer interagency collaboration and enhanced legal services, among other approaches.

PLAN E-News
10/04/2017

Photo of PLAN Excellence AwardsPennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is currently soliciting nominations for its 2018 Excellence Awards. This year, the awards dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel. A social hour will take place from 5:00 p.m.

PLAN E-News
10/03/2017

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The Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the October episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled Tax Law for Legal Aid Lawyers, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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.

PLAN E-News