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04/12/2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, has announced the nationwide rollout of an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and reporting of sexual harassment in housing. The announcement includes an interagency task force between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Justice Department to combat sexual harassment in housing, an outreach toolkit, and a public awareness campaign. This three-pronged approach will strengthen the Department’s efforts to combat sexual harassment in housing.

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04/11/2018

The American Bar Association held its annual effort to connect policymakers with constituents in the legal profession during its ABA Day 2018, April 11 and 12.

Lawyers from 48 states came to Washington to speak to members of Congress and their staffs and inform them of the importance of funding Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which provides civil legal aid to nearly 1.7 million low-income people annually. 

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04/09/2018

Best-selling author John Grisham, Merck Chair and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier, and The Carlyle Group Co-Founder David Rubenstein will be among the leaders from the business and legal communities gathering at Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday, April 10, for the Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) annual Forum on Increasing Access to Justice. LSC is hosting the event in conjunction with its Board of Directors’ quarterly meeting.

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04/05/2018

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding an estimated 1 million taxpayers that time is running out to file a 2014 tax return and claim refunds totaling more than $1 billion. To claim any refund due, taxpayers must file their 2014 federal tax return by April 17, 2018.

The IRS estimates the median potential refund for 2014 is $847. By failing to file a tax return, people stand to lose more than just their refund. Many low- and moderate-income workers may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). For 2014, the credit was worth as much as $6,143.

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04/05/2018

The Federal Trade Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are teaming up to make it easier for consumers to report tax-related identity theft and to receive assistance to help recover. The IRS will now allow consumers to report identity theft to the IRS electronically through the FTC's IdentityTheft.gov website.

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