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July 3, 2018
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project will be holding a webinar entitled, Preparing for Your Community HealthChoices Appeal , on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar will explain person-centered planning. It will also review your appeal rights under Community HealthChoices (CHC) and
June 28, 2018
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Sheryl Delozier, Senator Anthony Williams, Representative Jordan Harris and many stakeholder and advocacy groups for the signing of House Bill 1419, the “Clean Slate” bill. The first of its kind in the nation, the bill was co-sponsored by Reps.
June 25, 2018
The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a "Clean Slate" bill providing for automated sealing of qualified criminal cases (HB 1419) which will be sent to the Governor’s desk. Governor Wolf has pledged to sign the bill, which will make Pennsylvania the first state to seal criminal cases by automated
June 7, 2018
President Trump announced on June 6, 2018 his intention to nominate six people to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).
June 6, 2018
​ After severe weather forced the postponement of the 2018 Excellence Awards in March, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. finally honored the recipients of the 2018 PLAN Excellence Award during the rescheduled Award Banquet on June 6, 2018. Also honored were the recipients of this year's
June 4, 2018
The Board of Directors of Northwestern Legal Services is proud to announce the selection of Jacqueline Lager as the program's new Executive Director. Jacqueline has been a staff attorney with Northwestern Legal Services since 2013 and has demonstrated her determination to furthering their mission of
June 4, 2018
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the May 2018 editions of Health Law PA News, a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania.
June 1, 2018
The defendants in two student loan debt relief cases have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that they charged consumers illegal upfront fees and falsely promised to help reduce or forgive student loan debt burdens. The settlements with Strategic Student Solutions and Bloom Law Group

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