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June 24, 2019
The Philadelphia Bar Association has announced that it has been selected for a historic fifth time by the American Bar Association (ABA) for the Harrison Tweed Award, making it the first bar association in the country to be a five-time winner of one of the ABA’s most prestigious honors. The
June 24, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission has finalized the rule implementing a 2018 law that requires the nationwide consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) to provide free electronic credit monitoring services for active duty military consumers. The Free Electronic Credit Monitoring for Active Duty Military Rule ,
June 21, 2019
Alleges scammers charged upfront fees and falsely promised to improve credit scores.
June 21, 2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has issued a warning to Pennsylvanians to be cautious of a scam targeting seniors and people with disabilities who receive rebates through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The department has received information this week that the scam consists of
June 17, 2019
Department of Human Services highlights the need for a minimum wage increase to support working Pennsylvanians.
June 7, 2019
With bond markets flashing warning signs of a possible recession on the horizon, a new paper from the National Employment Law Project examines how state unemployment insurance programs have been weakened by benefit cuts and policies discouraging unemployed workers from applying for jobless aid. The
May 29, 2019
Paul D. Edger, Esquire, has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers . Mr. Edger is the Managing Attorney of the Carlisle office of MidPenn Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that represents low-income individuals in various matters as well as victims of sexual and domestic violence. This is
May 16, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) grant program. Interested applicants can find the TCE application package on Grants.gov . All applications must be submitted through Grants.gov by Friday, May 31. An electronic version of the

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