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October 11, 2018
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a proclamation on September 28, 2018 acknowledging and supporting Pro Bono Week 2018 in Pennsylvania. The proclamation recognized the week as an opportunity to highlight the differences lawyers make in their communities, to recruit and train more pro bono
October 10, 2018
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has released an educational video highlighting the Guardianship Tracking System (GTS), a new web-based system for guardians, court staff, Orphans’ Court clerks and judges to file, manage, track and submit reports. The video highlights how the new system will help protect
September 28, 2018
The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) today announced three new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units recently opened across the country. As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the new units will identify, investigate, and prevent Social
September 24, 2018
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is holding a free training entitled How to Work with Interpreters on October 4, 2018 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM at 2101 N Front Street, Governor's Plaza North, Bldg #2, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The training is intended for court personnel, judges, victim
September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018 Starting today, consumers who are concerned about identity theft or data breaches can freeze their credit and place one-year fraud alerts for free. Under the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, consumers in some states – those who previously had to
September 10, 2018
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia will be holding a webinar on Friday, September 14, 2018 entitled What Restoration of General Assistance Means for Pennsylvanians and How You Can Help from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM.
August 31, 2018
NLADA and TimeBanks USA are seeking nominations of client advocates for the 2018 Client Contribution Awards in honor of the tremendous strides clients have made in addressing injustice in their communities and in in supporting legal aid efforts around the country. TimeBanks USA joins with the Client
August 27, 2018
The Clearinghouse Community , part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law , will be holding the August 2018 episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, Fighting Wage Theft with the Witness in Your Pocket , on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy

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