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May 25, 2018
American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass filed written testimony Wednesday, May 23, with the Senate supporting increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation to help close America’s “justice gap.” The testimony expressed the ever-growing need for legal services in areas including the
May 24, 2018
The 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Summer Internship Program is underway at legal aid programs across Pennsylvania. This year’s class includes law students from Penn State, Penn State-Dickinson, Widener Commonwealth, Pitt, Washington University (St. Louis), Temple, and Florida International law
May 23, 2018
“NLADA is thrilled to honor Gordon and Gary’s work with the Kutak-Dodds Prize,” said NLADA’s president & CEO, Jo-Ann Wallace. “Their work has inarguably helped countless individuals and communities, including veterans, and those needing to access healthcare. We are grateful for their diligent
May 22, 2018
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has announced the availability of an updated publication of “ A Guide to Utility Ratemaking .” PUC Commissioner Norman J. Kennard recently updated the original handbook he wrote more than 35 years ago with former PUC Commissioner James H. Cawley. The
May 17, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2019 will run from May 16, 2018, to June 27, 2018. The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by
May 17, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission has announced a refund claim process in its case against NutriMost. The Commission has posted a refund claim form online . Consumers who bought the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss System in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area between October 1, 2012 and August 9, 2016, are
May 8, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service has introduced a new online tool on IRS.gov designed to provide faster, easier access to publicly available information about exempt organizations. "This new tool provides taxpayers an easy way to get information about charitable organizations," said Acting IRS
May 7, 2018
Recognizing the importance of pro bono service, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has approved the creation of a new continuing legal education (CLE) pilot program aimed at increasing support for civil legal aid for low-income Pennsylvanians. The pilot program will allow licensed Pennsylvania lawyers

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