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10/17/2016

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law will be holding a webinar entitled Ensuring Fair Housing for People with Criminal Records: A Conversation with HUD on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern. 

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued groundbreaking guidance stating that admission denials, evictions, and other adverse housing decisions based on a person’s criminal record may constitute racial discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. The webinar will feature an overview of the guidance, an interview with a HUD official, and a live Q&A session including questions from attendees. 

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10/14/2016

Celebrate Pro Bono logoThe 2016 National Celebration of Pro Bono will take place on October 23-29, 2016. 

In Pennsylvania the Celebration extends throughout the month of October. There are numerous events scheduled around the state providing opportunities to join the Celebration. A list of events taking place in Pennsylvania during October may be viewed on PAProbono.net.

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10/14/2016

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) will be holding a free webinar entitled Your Clients' Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Will Expire: Legal Aid Can Help on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

This free webinar will feature representatives from the IRS's Stakeholder Partnerships, Education & Communication (SPEC) to talk about how expiring ITINs might impact your clients - and how you can help - and will share details about how the expanded Certified Acceptance Agent program could be an additional way to facilitate renewal.

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10/07/2016

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe September 2016 edition of Health Law PA News has been published by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. 

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.

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10/07/2016

Friends of FarmworkersFriends of Farmworkers & La Puerta Abierta invite interested organizations to a free program they are hosting entitled Instituto de Promotora, a project of the Los Angeles Women's Center, on November 3, 2016 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at Puentes de Salud, 1700 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

The promotora model develops community leadership, capacity, and  access to services. The model has been adapted to address public health, violence prevention and other community issues. 

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