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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 wide
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 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.)

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