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05/03/2017

Pennsylvania Health Law Project logoThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the April 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

PLAN E-News
05/03/2017

Funding for Civil Legal Aid: Where Do We Go From Here? coverPennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Executive Director Samuel W. Milkes has authored an article entitled Funding for Civil Legal Aid: Where Do We Go From Here?, that appears in the current edition of The Pennsylvania Lawyer (May-June 2017), the magazine of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

The article explores the current state of funding for civil legal assistance in Pennsylvania, the current challenges faced by the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, law school clinics, pro bono providers and all the other providers of civil legal aid in the state, and encourages lawyers to urge decision-makers to support legal aid.

PLAN E-News
04/26/2017

Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family members and visitors.  That’s why the Drug Eenforcement Administration (DEA) of the Department of Justice and thousands of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners are holding another Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 29, from 10 am to 2 pm local time, at over 5,000 sites around the country.

The service is free of charge, no questions asked. 

PLAN E-News
04/25/2017

THE 2017 PLAN PUBLIC BENEFITS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Due to low enrollment numbers the Conference, scheduled for May 4-5, 2017 has been cancelled. 

In the coming weeks, a series of webinars will be scheduled to cover the most pressing topics that would have been a part of the conference.  Some of these webinars will be offered with CLE credit. 

Additional topics planned for the Public Benefits Conference will be proposed as workshops at the PLAN Statewide Conference which is scheduled for September 28th and 29th. The Public Benefits Planning Committee apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

PLAN E-News
04/24/2017

LSC - America's Partner for Equal JusticeThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Microsoft Corporation, and Pro Bono Net have named Alaska and Hawaii as state partners in a pilot program to develop online, statewide legal portals to direct individuals with civil legal needs to the most appropriate forms of assistance.

PLAN E-News