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April 22, 2020
The National Record Clearing Project is holding a webinar, presented by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, entitled Record Clearing Practice and Policy Advocacy in the Time of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern.
April 21, 2020
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has awarded the $50 million it received in the CARES Act to legal services providers across the country. The funding will support LSC grantees in assisting low-income clients facing job losses, evictions, domestic violence and other problems stemming from the
April 21, 2020
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts today is calling attention to the importance of strengthening laws to protect alleged incapacitated Pennsylvanians. Current law allows a court, upon petition and hearing and presentation of clear and convincing evidence
April 16, 2020
The Social Security Administration has announced that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department. Treasury anticipates these automatic payments no later than early May.
April 16, 2020
The Legal Serves Corporation will hold a virtual briefing on The COVID-19 Health Crisis, Civil Legal Needs, and State Courts on Monday, April 20, from 11:00 AM–12:45 PM Eastern. The COVID-19 global pandemic seriously impacts low-income Americans’ legal needs. COVID-19 is expected to cause a
April 14, 2020
As Pennsylvanians follow the Governor’s stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 emergency, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Office of Elder Justice in the Courts remind older adults and their families that essential court
April 14, 2020
On Friday evening, April 10, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced important progress by the Commonwealth in implementing supplemental unemployment benefits made available by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These new benefits will bring desperately needed relief to
April 14, 2020
The deadline for applying for the 2020 Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program has been extended to Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

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