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April 30, 2019
On April 29, 2019 a letter was directed to Members of Congress by 262 corporate counsel leaders in support of increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation. Similar letters were sent following this administration’s earlier proposals to eliminate LSC in previous budget proposals. Signatories
April 26, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the March-April 2019 issue of Health Law PA News . You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org . This issue includes the following articles: State Launches New Tool & Process
April 8, 2019
Members of Congress, business leaders, distinguished jurists, and members of the legal aid community will gather at Georgetown University Law Center on Tuesday, April 9, for the Forum on Increasing Access to Justice. The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is hosting the event in conjunction with its
April 5, 2019
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia is holding a webinar entitled SSI Appeals Process Is Changing In Pennsylvania – Get Ready for Reconsideration on April 16, 2019 beginning at 10:00 AM. Starting April 20, 2019, Social Security disability applicants in Pennsylvania who are denied benefits will
April 4, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched a special "Call HUD: Because Sexual Harassment in Housing is Illegal” campaign and training initiative to help protect people from harassment by landlords, property managers, and maintenance workers in HUD-assisted housing.
March 29, 2019
U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide free, accessible legal assistance for seniors who need help reporting abuse and neglect, threats to income security, difficulty accessing and affording health care
March 29, 2019
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has approved a rule change that will allow lawyers to cite unpublished state Superior Court memorandum opinions for their persuasive value. The amended Rule 126 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure defines a “non-precedential decision” as an unpublished non
March 26, 2019
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. recognized the recipients of the 2019 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards during the annual Awards Celebration on March 26, 2019. The featured speaker at the event was James J. Sandman, President of the Legal Services Corporation. The mission of the

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