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March 20, 2019
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is hosting a free webinar entitled Advance Care Planning and Medical-Legal Partnership on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern. This webinar will explore the value of collaboration between lawyers and health care providers in
March 18, 2019
The White House’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal calls for defunding the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) for the third year in row. The budget appendix released today designates $18.2 million for costs to close LSC down. LSC remains optimistic about congressional support for its funding and has
March 14, 2019
Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman’s push to eliminate application fees for pardons was approved Thursday morning in a public vote of the state’s Board of Pardons. The change is a first step to streamlining the pardons process, scrapping some nuisance fees that discourage remorseful people from
March 4, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the February 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: Medicare Part D Copay Problems for
February 28, 2019
In an effort to assist families during high-conflict custody cases, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced the adoption of new rules regarding parenting coordination, incorporating a mediation concept to assist parties with resolving issues. Developed by the Supreme Court Domestic Relations
February 27, 2019
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Government Lawyers Committee and the Dauphin County Bar Association Government Lawyers Committee will holding a CLE program entitled Public Service Loan Forgiveness: What to Do, When to Do It and Why at the Dauphin County Bar Association, 213 North Front Street,
February 25, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 3,483 checks totaling more than $1.95 million to consumers who bought the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System between October 1, 2012 and August 9, 2016, in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Each consumer will receive a refund of $560.54. According to the FTC
February 12, 2019
Thomas G. Saylor, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, has directed a letter to the nearly 70,000 licensed attorneys in Pennsylvania commending their commitment to extend equal access to justice to all of the citizens of Pennsylvania. Justice Saylor stated that it is the volunteer efforts-whether in

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