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May 7, 2018
​ The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation will present the 2018 Louis J. Goffman Award to John F. McKenna of MacElree Harvey Ltd. in West Chester on May 10 during the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon in Hershey. The Goffman Award is named for a late PBA president and
May 7, 2018
Recognizing the importance of pro bono service, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has approved the creation of a new continuing legal education (CLE) pilot program aimed at increasing support for civil legal aid for low-income Pennsylvanians. The pilot program will allow licensed Pennsylvania lawyers
February 20, 2018
February 12, 2018 President Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2019 released today calls for defunding the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), but LSC leaders remain confident of continued bipartisan Congressional support. LSC is the nation’s largest single funder of civil legal aid, distributing
November 30, 2017
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2018 Excellence Award winners as well as three recipients of the Outstanding Leadership in Support of Legal Services Award. The exceptional individuals and groups selected have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to increase the
November 20, 2017
Registration is underway for the Legal Services Corporation's 2018 Innovations in Technology Conference (formerly the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference) will be held January 10-12, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The conference brings together leaders from across the justice community to
November 17, 2017
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the November 2017 edition of Health Law PA News . Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the
November 17, 2017
Allegheny County Judge Kim Berkeley Clark has been presented with the 2017 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the highest honor bestowed to a state court judge by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The award was presented on November 16, 2017 during a dinner and ceremony
November 9, 2017
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has announced 25 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 22 legal services organizations in 18 states. Established in 2000, the TIG program supports projects that develop and replicate technologies to improve efficiency and provide greater access to high-quality

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