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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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has approved a rule change that will allow lawyers to cite unpublished state Superior Court memorandum opinions for their persuasive value. The amended Rule 126 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure defines a “non-precedential decision” as an unpublished non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
March 21, 2019
North Penn Legal Services will be holding its Bi-Annual Fair Housing Summit, entitled Fair Housing in the Age of #MeToo, on April 12, 2019 at Northampton Community College.
March 21, 2019
Pro Bono Net and Lone Star Legal Aid are co-hosting a webinar entitled The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018: What Legal Aid Providers Should Know on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern. On October 5th, 2018, the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 was signed into law. The
March 20, 2019
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is hosting a free webinar entitled Advance Care Planning and Medical-Legal Partnership on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern. This webinar will explore the value of collaboration between lawyers and health care providers in
March 18, 2019
The White House’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal calls for defunding the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) for the third year in row. The budget appendix released today designates $18.2 million for costs to close LSC down. LSC remains optimistic about congressional support for its funding and has
March 14, 2019
Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman’s push to eliminate application fees for pardons was approved Thursday morning in a public vote of the state’s Board of Pardons. The change is a first step to streamlining the pardons process, scrapping some nuisance fees that discourage remorseful people from
March 4, 2019
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the February 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 This issue includes the following articles: Medicare Part D Copay Problems for

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