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October 19, 2018
Pennsylvania courts have launched a “stop abuse” outreach campaign in English and Spanish to educate victims of abuse that protection orders are an option to help stop their abuse. “Courts play an important role in helping to keep a victim, and the victim’s family, safe from future abuse through
October 17, 2018
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the September/October 2018 edition of Health Law PA News , 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
October 16, 2018
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Excellence Awards. 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
October 16, 2018
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that it is awarding 26 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 24 legal services organizations in 21 states for a total of $3,891,457. The TIG program funds projects that use technology to provide greater access to high-quality legal assistance for
October 15, 2018
Governor Tom Wolf has made it harder for domestic abusers to use firearms to kill, terrorize, and control their victims and others by signing Act 79 of 2018, which includes a reform long-sought by domestic violence and gun safety advocates. The bill was signed on Friday, October 12. Governor Wolf
October 11, 2018
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a proclamation on September 28, 2018 acknowledging and supporting Pro Bono Week 2018 in Pennsylvania. The proclamation recognized the week as an opportunity to highlight the differences lawyers make in their communities, to recruit and train more pro bono
October 10, 2018
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has released an educational video highlighting the Guardianship Tracking System (GTS), a new web-based system for guardians, court staff, Orphans’ Court clerks and judges to file, manage, track and submit reports. The video highlights how the new system will help protect
September 28, 2018
The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) today announced three new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units recently opened across the country. As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the new units will identify, investigate, and prevent Social

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