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January 4, 2010
Op-Ed contribution to the New York Times by John T. Broderick Jr., Chief Justice of New Hampshire and Ronald M. George, Chief Justice of California, advocating for the use of unbundled legal services and other innovative solutions - like self-help Web sites, online assistance programs and court self
January 4, 2010
From: Public News Service Press Play (►) for Audio Report To address the nation's continuing job shortage, congressional Democrats are talking about a second economic stimulus package. The measure could focus on tax incentives or it could create a New Deal-type federal jobs program - or maybe both.
January 4, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has named Victor M. Fortuno to be Interim President of LSC effective January 1, 2010 to succeed Helaine M. Barnett, who is stepping down on December 31, 2009, after serving for six years as LSC President, the longest serving President in
December 28, 2009
Article from centredaily.com/Centre Daily Times about the opening of a new family law clinic at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, University Park Campus, to give law students hands-on experience and help MidPenn Legal Services with its growing case load.
December 22, 2009
The Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project (LSNTAP) will be holding an online training entitled Website Accessibility for the Legal Aid Community on Friday, January 8, 2010 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST. Web accessibility refers to the the practice of making websites usable for
December 22, 2009
During a visit to Conrad Weiser Middle School on December 21, Department of Health Secretary Everette James and Secretary of Education Gerald Zahorchak commended the school for its efforts to increase physical activity among students. The middle school received one of 40 Active School grants awarded
December 22, 2009
The onset of a serious illness or injury can affect much more than a person’s health. Knowing what steps to take to get one’s financial and legal affairs in order is often vitally important not only to the affected individual, but to his or her loved ones as well. The Legal Guide for the Seriously
December 21, 2009
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) reports that on December 19, 2009, President Obama signed legislation (H.R. 3326) reauthorizing a number of important provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that help unemployed workers. As a result, a number of key programs will be

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