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February 21, 2020
The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP) has filed a motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of Eric S. McGill, Jr., a pretrial detainee at Lebanon County Correctional Facility (LCCF) who has been held in solitary confinement for over a year solely because he refuses to cut off his
February 20, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The TAP is a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service and customer
February 13, 2020
New Federal Trade Commission data from the agency’s Consumer Sentinel Network show that consumers reported losing $201 million to romance scams in 2019—up nearly 40% since 2018. Romance scammers prey on consumers who are looking for love, converting what feels like a budding relationship into an ask
February 12, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf has announced that the Office of Victims’ Services in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is now accepting sexual assault counseling claims for victims of sexual abuse.
February 7, 2020
A webinar entitled Understanding the “new” SNAP Time Limit for ABAWDs will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern.
February 7, 2020
The National Record Clearing Project will be hosting a free webinar entitled FBI Records: What Every Legal Aid Lawyer Needs to Know on February 28, 2020 from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern. Do you have questions about FBI background checks? Attend this webinar on February 28th for a crash course in FBI
February 7, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation has released its Request for Letters of Intent (LOI) to apply for the 2020 Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) funding. The Request for Letters of Intent to Apply for 2020 TIG Funding provides guidance on the Technology Initiative Grant program's requirements and
February 6, 2020
The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition will be hosting a webinar entitled New Public Charge Rule - What's Next? on February 12, 2020 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Eastern.

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