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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 23, 2009
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Elder Law Group will be meeting on June 26, 2009 at the Louise Brookins Building, 188 Locust Street, in Harrisburg. Persons who are planning to attend should register with Fran Weisinger, by email at or by phone at 1-800-322-7572, ext. 207
June 23, 2009
The Management Information Exchange is sponsoring two conferences for legal aid professionals in Chicago in late July. The first, MIE’s National Directors Conference, will be held on July 21 and 22 and will focus on how legal aid programs can maximize their impact during difficult economic times.
June 23, 2009
Laurie I. Mikva, who served for nearly 30 years as a civil legal aid attorney and a public defender in Illinois and Maryland, was confirmed by the Senate on June 19 to become a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Services Corporation.
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 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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