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September 13, 2019
The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Disaster Task Force will release its report on Tuesday, September 17, offering recommendations on how legal aid providers can collaborate with federal, state, and local emergency managers, private attorneys, businesses, non-profit organizations, and social
August 26, 2019
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is soliciting nominations for its 2020 Excellence Awards. The awards dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Hilton Harrisburg. A social hour will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., immediately followed by a buffet dinner, so please mark your
August 26, 2019
Pennsylvania Bar Association President Anne John presented the three prestigious statewide pro bono awards during a reception on August 22, 2019 prior to the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Board of Directors Meeting on August 23, 2019. The Civil Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Award was presented to
August 1, 2019
Eight presidential nominees were confirmed by the U.S. Senate today to serve on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC is the single largest provider of civil legal assistance for low income people in the nation. It is headed by an 11-member Board of Directors appointed
August 1, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission is urging consumers affected by Equifax’s 2017 data breach to consider signing up for the free credit monitoring offered as part of the settlement. A new FTC blog post notes that because of high interest in the alternative cash payment under the settlement, consumers who
July 31, 2019
Acknowledging long-standing issues with existing state systems, Governor Tom Wolf by executive order announced that an overhaul of the state services and systems to protect the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians begins today.
July 24, 2019
Facebook, Inc. will pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty, and submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for the decisions it makes about its users’ privacy, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company violated a 2012 FTC
July 22, 2019
Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of almost 12,000 low-income Pennsylvanians who will lose their only source of income once the General Assistance program ends. The Pennsylvania residents who will lose this vital

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