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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.
May 6, 2009
The April 2009 Senior Health News has been published by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. This issue includes the following articles:
May 5, 2009
Public housing agencies will use this funding to connect public housing residents with education, job training, employment services and homeownership counseling available in the local community to promote self-sufficiency.
April 9, 2009
The Pennsylvania IOLTA Board has released a report entitled, Results of the Pennsylvania Access to Justice Act, A Report on the Filing-Fee Surcharge Law, FY 2004-2008. This report, related to funding received as a result of the Access to Justice statute (42 Pa. C. S. Section 4901 et. seq.)
April 2, 2009
The Board President and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. expressed their support and appreciation to the State Supreme Court, applauding the Order entered by Chief Justice Castille, dated April 2, which helps fund civil legal aid programs by assessing a $25 surcharge on

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