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December 17, 2009
The Legal Services Corporation is now accepting applications for the 2009-2012 round of its Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Named after a member of LSC’s Board of Directors, the program helps alleviate the oftentimes staggering educational debt burdens of new attorneys at LSC
December 15, 2009
The PA IOLTA Board is conducting its grant process to award about $50,000 of grants primarily to help stimulate and facilitate organized pro bono efforts in counties where none currently exist. To the extent that funds are available, grants may also be awarded to counties with existing organized pro
December 15, 2009
From: Public News Service Press Play (►) for Audio Report E-mail, texting, Facebook: cell phones, instant messages, and online social networking sites have transformed the way we communicate, making it easier for all of us to stay connected, but also creating a whole new set of problems for kids in
December 15, 2009
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) will receive a $30 million increase in funding for Fiscal Year 2010 as part of a consolidated appropriations bill that has been approved by the Senate and the House. Under the bill, LSC receives an appropriation of $420 million. Of that total, $394.4 million will
December 14, 2009
ABC News Nightline story (Video) on Courtroom 676 in Philadelphia, home to the the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program, a court program that brings homeowners, lenders, housing counselors and volunteer attorneys together to work out deals that lower monthly payments for borrowers
December 14, 2009
Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS) Staff Attorney Bob Damewood and Ronell Guy of the Northside Coalition for Fair Housingand, and a RHLS Board Member, were presented with the Advocacy Award by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania at it's 2009 Homes within Reach Conference Awards Luncheon on
December 14, 2009
Identity Theft Action Plan Available Online to Help Protect Personal Information With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is urging consumers to take steps that could help protect them and their personal financial information if their
December 11, 2009
The National Senior Citizens Law Center has published a fact sheet on a class action lawsuit settlement (Martinez) that states, in most situations, the Social Security Administration can not stop the payment of benefits because a recipient has an outstanding arrest warrant. The settlement also

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