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A special final session of "Get Help Now, Pennsylvania" will be offered in Pittsburgh on Sept. 11 - the National Day of Service and Remembrance - to provide free legal and financial help to Pennsylvanians who are struggling as a result of the national economic downturn. News

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and Adobe Systems Incorporated will be holding a 1-hour webinar entitled, "Save Time, Meet Deadlines: An Overview of Acrobat 9 from a Legal Perspective" on September 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm Eastern.


The Social Security Administration has announced that the agency has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to test the use of Microsoft’s HealthVault application in the disability process.

HealthVault is a free online service that enables people to gather, store and manage their families’ health information, and share that information with their physicians and healthcare providers.These “personal health records” contain the same types of information that Social Security generally obtains from people applying for disability benefits.


The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) filed comments on the state’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) proposed 2010 state plan in advance of a special en banc hearing to solicit comments on the effects of changes to the LIHEAP program. News