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June 22, 2020
On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee Diversity Team is hosting an important meeting entitled, A Conversation About Racism in Our Country and Profession. Racism cannot be solved without every person getting involved. This conversation starts with
June 19, 2020
From Patrick M. Cicero, ED: As we adjust to life as it has been altered by COVID-19, we have had to make some difficult decisions about when it will be safe to offer in-person trainings or celebrations including our annual Statewide Conference and Excellence Awards.
June 17, 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond and Rep. Thomas E. Emmer (MN-6) will join leaders from legal aid programs for a virtual briefing on evictions Monday, June 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT. The briefing, “Evictions and the COVID-19 Pandemic,” will explore the importance of civil
June 11, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced a one-month extension of the temporary Emergency Assistance Program (EAP) and reminded Pennsylvanians of other assistance programs that remain available as the commonwealth reopens and Pennsylvanians recover from economic challenges
June 5, 2020
Effective June 5, all 67 Pennsylvania counties are either in the yellow or green phase of reopening and Governor Tom Wolf announced that 12 additional counties will move to green at 12:01 a.m., June 12. Those counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin
June 5, 2020
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that the system changes necessary to implement the pilot program that lets recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) purchase groceries online through participating retailers have been completed, and online grocery
June 3, 2020
With 159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don't usually file tax returns to register for a payment by October 15. Millions of low-income people and others who aren't required to file a tax return may be eligible for an
June 2, 2020
The recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd by police officers, and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by self-appointed constables, have laid bare the brutality of the structural and systemic racism woven into the fabric of our nation. This comes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that has

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