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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
June 18, 2009
Article from The Mercury , Pottstown, PA discussing Regional Housing Legal Services' HEMAP Help Center
June 1, 2009
The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission invites interested advocates to a free seminar to learn more about the recent Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), which took effect January 1, 2009. The seminar will take place on June 17, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
May 11, 2009
Over 500 attended Northwestern Legal Services' Reception on May 7th, 5:30 PM at the Federal Courthouse in Erie honoring the mission of access to justice and the 38 original incorporators of NWLS.

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