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December 19, 2022
The Legal Services Corporation announced that it is awarding 33 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 29 legal services providers totaling $4,679,135. Legal Aid of Southwestern PA is among the programs receiving TIG grants this year.
December 16, 2022
Cindy Daley, Director of Community Redevelopment Initiatives at Regional Housing Legal Services and Kevin Quisenberry, Litigation Director at the Community Justice Project were named as members of Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro's Transition Advisory Committee for Consumer Protection in the Housing area
December 14, 2022
Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a lawsuit against Florida-based MV Realty PBC, LLC and its founder, Amanda Zachman. The suit alleges that the defendants misled Pennsylvania consumers regarding the terms of the company’s so-called Homeowner Benefit Program and obtained mortgages on
December 12, 2022
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will begin processing PACT Act benefits claims for eligible terminally ill Veterans. While VA does not have the authorities or capabilities to begin fully processing PACT Act claims for all other Veterans until Jan. 1, 2023, VA was able to
December 8, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Pennsylvania is receiving $6.6 million from President Joe Biden’s "Internet for All" initiative, these are the first funds to be awarded of the more than $100 million to be managed by the Pennsylvania Broadband Authority. “Pennsylvania’s lack of affordable
December 6, 2022
Starting today, visitors to will experience a fresh homepage and a new design to help them find what they need more easily. “ is visited by over 180 million people per year and it is one of our most important tools for providing efficient and equitable access to service,” said Kilolo
December 6, 2022
The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) is offering a free webcast entitled Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession: The Importance of Self-care in Advocacy on December 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM Eastern. COVID and the associated isolation has negatively impacted the mental health of lawyers. A
December 1, 2022
Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians who qualify for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program that they must apply by Dec. 31, 2022, to receive their annual rebate plus a one-time bonus rebate. “Don’t miss your last chance to get a one-time bonus rebate through the Property Tax/Rent Rebate

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