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May 21, 2021
The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Veterans Task Force will release its report on May 25 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern at a virtual forum featuring leaders from the veterans and legal communities. Civil legal assistance for veterans is of vital importance. LSC’s 2017 Justice Gap Report found that
May 21, 2021
President Biden has issued a Memorandum reinvigorating the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, established as a White House initiative by President Obama, and directing the Department of Justice to consider expanding DOJ’s planning, development, and coordination of access-to-justice policy
May 21, 2021
The Pennsylvania Bar Association, in collaboration with ABA Free Legal Answers, is launching Pennsylvania (PBA) Free Legal Answers and is just now seeking volunteer lawyers to participate in the program. Client questions will be solicited once enough lawyers have signed on to the site. The program
May 19, 2021
Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead marked National Foster Care Month by encouraging older youth previously served through the foster care system to contact their county child welfare agency for help accessing aftercare services, including an option for some youth to
May 18, 2021
Pennsyvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. has launched the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Internship Program. The program is an integral part of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network goal to initiate new lawyers to the lifelong commitment of providing access to justice for all individuals regardless of their
May 17, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15. Roughly 39 million households — covering 88% of children in the
May 17, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) will hold four virtual workshops this week to help individuals, employers and third-party administrators prepare for next month's transition from an outdated, 40-year-old legacy system to a new modern computer system. The transition to the new UC
May 14, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for civic-minded volunteers to apply for membership on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) for 2022. Taxpayers may submit a TAP application online at through June 1, 2021. The TAP is a federal advisory committee that listens to

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