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July 18, 2018
Today, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania took an important step to protect Pennsylvanians living in deep poverty because of serious disability, domestic violence, or other factors that prevent them from working. By a decision of 7 to 0 , the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania found that Act 80 of 2012
July 17, 2018
The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Youth Justice Project of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS). CLS’s Youth Justice Project (YJP) seeks to transform the way legal services are provided to vulnerable youth ages 16-24 who face significant
July 16, 2018
The American Bar Association on Monday filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to preserve cy pres awards in class-action suits because they are an important source of funding for legal services organizations that help provide access to justice. In its upcoming term, the court will
July 13, 2018
The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced that a system error in DHS’ Compass system temporarily allowed people to view information related to people who were, at one point, part of the same benefit household. The system error has been corrected and client information is no longer
July 12, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission testified today before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that enforcement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) remains a top priority, and outlined the agency’s efforts to educate consumers and businesses about the law’s requirements. Testifying
July 10, 2018
The Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law , will be holding the July episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled What We've Been Missing About Diversity , on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy Exchange is a
July 3, 2018
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project will be holding a webinar entitled, Preparing for Your Community HealthChoices Appeal , on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar will explain person-centered planning. It will also review your appeal rights under Community HealthChoices (CHC) and
June 28, 2018
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Sheryl Delozier, Senator Anthony Williams, Representative Jordan Harris and many stakeholder and advocacy groups for the signing of House Bill 1419, the “Clean Slate” bill. The first of its kind in the nation, the bill was co-sponsored by Reps.

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