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June 7, 2019
With bond markets flashing warning signs of a possible recession on the horizon, a new paper from the National Employment Law Project examines how state unemployment insurance programs have been weakened by benefit cuts and policies discouraging unemployed workers from applying for jobless aid. The
May 29, 2019
Paul D. Edger, Esquire, has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers . Mr. Edger is the Managing Attorney of the Carlisle office of MidPenn Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that represents low-income individuals in various matters as well as victims of sexual and domestic violence. This is
May 16, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) grant program. Interested applicants can find the TCE application package on Grants.gov . All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov by Friday, May 31. An electronic version of the
May 9, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2020 will run from May 1, 2019, to June 17, 2019. The LITC Program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by
May 7, 2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging will be holding a Legal Assistance for Older Pennsylvanians Conference on June 6, 2019 from 9:30 AM-4:00 PM at 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA. The Legal Assistance for Older Pennsylvanians Conference will highlight guidelines and general guidance for Title
May 7, 2019
The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Civil and Equal Rights Committee will present its inaugural Civil and Equal Rights Champion Award to Philadelphia lawyer Arthur N. Read , general counsel for Justice at Work , a legal services organization representing low-wage workers in immigrant communities
April 30, 2019
On April 29, 2019 a letter was directed to Members of Congress by 262 corporate counsel leaders in support of increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation. Similar letters were sent following this administration’s earlier proposals to eliminate LSC in previous budget proposals. Signatories
April 26, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the March-April 2019 issue of Health Law PA News . You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org . This issue includes the following articles: State Launches New Tool & Process

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