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February 5, 2010
The National Association for Law Placement's 2010 Public Sector & Public Interest Attorney Salary Survey is now underway. Every two years, NALP conducts this unique survey to gather important data on attorney salaries, benefits packages, and loan repayment assistance programs. Public interest law
February 5, 2010
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) has released new national and state-by-state analyses finding that nearly 1.2 million jobless workers will become ineligible for federal unemployment benefits in March unless Congress extends the unemployment safety net programs from the American Recovery
February 4, 2010
On February 3, 2010, Governor Edward G. Rendell directed that additional federal funds be used to provide a $100 increase in grant amounts for the most vulnerable households enrolled in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program: those over 60, with a disability or with children aged five and
February 4, 2010
The Legal Services Corporation is seeking comments on proposed revisions to its Accounting Guide for LSC Recipients . The guide, last revised in 1997, sets forth accounting, financial management and reporting guidelines for recipients of LSC funds.
February 4, 2010
Article from The Express at quoting Danna Rich-Collins of North Penn Legal Services and Harry Geller of the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project about a policy change last year by the state Department of Public Welfare concerning who can and cannot receive assistance from the federal Low
February 4, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice in the Federal Register on January 22, 2010 stating that its 2009 poverty guidelines will remain in effect until updated 2010 guidelines are published, which shall not take place before March 1.
February 3, 2010
Article from Alternet/Philadelphia Inquirer where Cathy Carr and Kerry Smith of Community Legal Services comment on the creation of a proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency and influx of agencies offering Refund Anticipation Loans to low-income consumers receiving the Earned Income Credit.
February 2, 2010
The President has recommended $435 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget plan, which was just released. This is the same level of funding recommended in FY 2010 and only $15 million more than the amount appropriated for FY 2010. These figures were

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