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June 23, 2009
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Elder Law Group will be meeting on June 26, 2009 at the Louise Brookins Building, 188 Locust Street, in Harrisburg. Persons who are planning to attend should register with Fran Weisinger, by email at fweisinger@palegalaid.net or by phone at 1-800-322-7572, ext. 207
June 23, 2009
The Management Information Exchange is sponsoring two conferences for legal aid professionals in Chicago in late July. The first, MIE’s National Directors Conference , will be held on July 21 and 22 and will focus on how legal aid programs can maximize their impact during difficult economic times.
June 23, 2009
Laurie I. Mikva, who served for nearly 30 years as a civil legal aid attorney and a public defender in Illinois and Maryland, was confirmed by the Senate on June 19 to become a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Services Corporation.
June 23, 2009
PennDOT agrees to reissue cancellation notice with an extended deadline and corrected information about documents needed to contest cancellation and verify identity. See Full Press Release
June 23, 2009
The Philadelphia Bar Association , along with co-winner North Carolina Bar Association , will each receive a 2009 Harrison Tweed Award for achievement in preserving and increasing access to legal services for the poor. The award winning activities of each of these bar associations demonstrate the
June 23, 2009
Governor Edward G. Rendell has announced the launch of the "Get Help Now PA!" volunteer initiative to provide financial and legal help to the many Pennsylvanians who still face difficult situations while the economic recovery takes hold. The program is part of a nationwide effort initiated by
June 23, 2009
The House of Representative approved a Fiscal 2010 appropriations bill on June 18, 2009 that would provide the Legal Services Corporation with $440 million in funding, an increase of $50 million. Most of the funding—$414.4 million—would be distributed to 137 independent nonprofit legal aid programs
June 23, 2009
An amendment to increase funding for a grant program that supports legal assistance to victims of domestic violence was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives on June 17. The amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill

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