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The Board President and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. expressed their support and appreciation to the State Supreme Court, applauding the Order entered by Chief Justice Castille, dated April 2, which helps fund civil legal aid programs by assessing a $25 surcharge on attorney annual registration fees. These funds are to be forwarded to the Court’s Pa. IOLTA Board to help support civil legal aid.

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The 2009 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards were presented at the annual awards dinner on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers. The evening's keynote speaker was The Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards honor members and friends of the legal aid community who exemplify excellence in their commitment and accomplishments as advocates for low-income people.

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The Legal Services Corporation is requesting $485.1 million from Congress for its fiscal year 2010 budget, an increase of $95.1 million over current funding levels. News

Laval Miller-Wilson, a Senior Attorney at Juvenile Law Center (JLC) in Philadelphia, will join the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) as Executive Director. He replaces Michael Campbell, who recently accepted a teaching position at Villanova University Law School and who co-founded PHLP with Ann Torregrossa. Ms. Torregrossa served as the program’s first Executive Director.

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The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is proud to announce the recipients of its 2009 Excellence Awards.

The list includes a variety of civil legal aid professionals and friends of civil legal aid across Pennsylvania who are being recognized for their efforts in support of the clients served by the programs of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.

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