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August 25, 2017
Several proposed procedural rule changes significant to legal aid practitioners were announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on August 12, 2017 . The changes relate to the handling of confidential information pursuant to the new Public Access Policy: Case Records of the Appellate and Trial Courts
August 17, 2017
Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced a proposed settlement with Aequitas Capital Management, a defunct investment firm, that provides $6.7 million in debt relief for 1,200 Pennsylvanians who attended for-profit colleges. Aequitas holds student loan accounts related to the now-defunct
August 8, 2017
The Fair Housing Law Center has released the latest edition of it quarterly newsletter, FAIR HOUSING NEWS . The Fair Housing Law Center was launched and is operated by Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services . It provides the first and only coordinated effort in the 24-county region of Western
August 7, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court is instituting a new electronic filing system that will begin operation on November 13, 2017. A quick link on the Court’s website homepage will provide access to the new system, developed in-house to provide prompt and easy access to case documents. Once the system is in place
August 2, 2017
The 2017 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Conference will take place on September 28-29, 2017 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Registration is free for staff and board members of Pennsylvania's network of legal aid programs. Registration for staff of non
July 28, 2017
The 2017 Class of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Interns recently completed their summer of service. The class was honored at a reception held July 25, 2017. The featured speaker at the reception was Sharon Lopez, Esq., President of the PA Bar Association and a member of the first MLK class of interns
July 28, 2017
Justice in Aging is offering a free webinar entitled In-Kind Support and Maintenance in the Supplemental Security Income Program on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern. This webinar will examine the “in- kind support and maintenance” rule and provide advocates with the tools to
July 21, 2017
Attorney General Josh Shapiro has announced that he is creating a Consumer Financial Protection Unit to better protect Pennsylvania consumers from financial scams, and appointing an experienced consumer protection attorney to lead the initiative. Attorney General Shapiro announced the appointment of

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