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


National Employment Law Project logoThe National Employment Law Project has released a new report entitled, Closing Doors on the Unemployed: Why Most Jobless Workers Are Not Receiving Unemployment Insurance and What States Can Do About It.

This report marks the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the Great Recession and notes that after helping tens of millions through record high levels of unemployment, state UI programs are today in much worse shape than they were ten years ago, leaving many states dangerously unprepared for the next inevitable downturn. 


2017 PLAN Excellence Award - PhotpPennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2018 Excellence Award winners as well as three recipients of the Outstanding Leadership in Support of Legal Services Award. The exceptional individuals and groups selected have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to increase the availability of legal aid and raise the quality of civil legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.


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Registration is underway for the Legal Services Corporation's 2018 Innovations in Technology Conference (formerly the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference) will be held January 10-12, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

The conference brings together leaders from across the justice community to explore innovative ways of using technology to promote better access to services and ensure high-quality legal representation for low-income people. 


The Honorable Kim Berkeley ClarkAllegheny County Judge Kim Berkeley Clark has been presented with the 2017 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the highest honor bestowed to a state court judge by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).

The award was presented on November 16, 2017 during a dinner and ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court hosted by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr.