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July 12, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission testified today before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee that enforcement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) remains a top priority, and outlined the agency’s efforts to educate consumers and businesses about the law’s requirements. Testifying
July 10, 2018
The Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law , will be holding the July episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled What We've Been Missing About Diversity , on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy Exchange is a
July 3, 2018
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project will be holding a webinar entitled, Preparing for Your Community HealthChoices Appeal , on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar will explain person-centered planning. It will also review your appeal rights under Community HealthChoices (CHC) and
June 28, 2018
Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Representative Sheryl Delozier, Senator Anthony Williams, Representative Jordan Harris and many stakeholder and advocacy groups for the signing of House Bill 1419, the “Clean Slate” bill. The first of its kind in the nation, the bill was co-sponsored by Reps.
June 25, 2018
The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a "Clean Slate" bill providing for automated sealing of qualified criminal cases (HB 1419) which will be sent to the Governor’s desk. Governor Wolf has pledged to sign the bill, which will make Pennsylvania the first state to seal criminal cases by automated
June 7, 2018
President Trump announced on June 6, 2018 his intention to nominate six people to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).
June 6, 2018
​ After severe weather forced the postponement of the 2018 Excellence Awards in March, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. finally honored the recipients of the 2018 PLAN Excellence Award during the rescheduled Award Banquet on June 6, 2018. Also honored were the recipients of this year's
June 4, 2018
The Board of Directors of Northwestern Legal Services is proud to announce the selection of Jacqueline Lager as the program's new Executive Director. Jacqueline has been a staff attorney with Northwestern Legal Services since 2013 and has demonstrated her determination to furthering their mission of

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