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August 19, 2009
The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence has announced the launch of the first-ever National Domestic Violence Pro Bono Directory , a comprehensive national database of programs providing pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence and made public online at www
August 18, 2009
Regional Housing Legal Services has produced a new brochure entitled, Avoiding Foreclosure: How to Reduce the Risk of Losing Your Home, explaining the operation of the the Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) Help Center.
August 17, 2009
The Social Security Administration has issued a notice about a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit challenging SSA's policy denying payment of benefits on the basis of an outstanding felony arrest warrant.
August 17, 2009
The Penn Law School and the AALS Committee on Lawyering in the Public Interest, Bellow Scholars Group are sponsoring a workshop entitled, Introduction to Empirical Research for Clinicians and Public Interest Lawyers, on October 2-3, 2009 at the Penn Law School in Philadelphia.
August 10, 2009
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate the following five nominees to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC): Robert J. Grey, Hunton & Williams, Virginia John G. Levi, Sidley Austin, Illinois Martha L. Minow, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts Julie A.
August 10, 2009
In Pennsylvania and around the nation, recent town hall meetings held by elected officials to discuss health care reform have turned into free-for-alls, with politicians and proponents being shouted down by those who say government has no role in the matter. Why is it happening and who's responsible
August 7, 2009
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Somalia from its current expiration date of Sept. 17, 2009 through March 17, 2011.
August 7, 2009
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it has charged the co-owners of a Philadelphia condominium apartment, and their tenant, with unlawful discrimination in refusing to rent to families with children. HUD alleges that the owners and the tenant violated the Fair

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