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December 4, 2009
The National Law Journal reports that the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center have announced improved loan forgiveness programs that will cover all law school loan debt for many of their graduates who go on to work in public interest law for at least
December 2, 2009
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the National Center for State Courts, the Center-hosted Self-Represented Litigation Network , in cooperation with the Legal Services Corporation , is presenting a two-day conference entitled A Training on Public Libraries and Access to Justice
December 2, 2009
The Pennsylvania Utility Law Project’s 2009-2010 LIHEAP Advocates Manual is now available. There have been significant changes in LIHEAP this year. The updated manual should be of assistance to all advocates in representing clients. The manual may be found on-line from the Regional Housing Legal
November 24, 2009
According to the Legal Services Corporation, a federal appeals court has upheld 1996 restrictions on the activities of programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), including activities paid for by non-LSC funds. In the majority opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
November 24, 2009
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project will be presenting a program entitled, Medicare 2010: More Changes Ahead on December 3, 2009, from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in Bellefonte, PA.
November 24, 2009
Farmworker Justice has just published the Fall 2009 issue of its semi-annual newsletter, Farmworker Justice News . Read about: Farmworker Justice's new project helping rural Latino communities mobilize to prevent HIV/AIDS; advocacy and litigation to reform the H-2A agricultural guestworker program
November 24, 2009
Consumer protection lawsuits were filed on November 23, 2009 by the Pennsylvania Attorney General against four loan modification or "mortgage rescue" businesses, along with their officers, who are accused of deceiving Pennsylvania consumers seeking help modifying their mortgage loans.
November 20, 2009
From: Public News Service Press Play (►) for Audio Report Utility rate caps established almost a dozen years ago in Pennsylvania are coming off, and that means electric bills of residential customers who can't find cheaper power elsewhere will be increasing as of the first of the year.

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