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January 11, 2024
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Government Lawyers Committee and Commission on Women in the Profession are presenting a virtual, non-CLE Lunch and Learn entitled Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion on January 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM Eastern.
January 11, 2024
Attorney General Michelle Henry announced today the launch of the office’s first-ever Human Trafficking Section, to address and bolster statewide efforts to effectively investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases and facilitate assistance for victims. The announcement comes during Human
January 10, 2024
The Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Education (PDE) today announced the Commonwealth’s intent to operate the  Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (Summer-EBT) program  in summer 2024, allowing children to access nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session.
January 10, 2024
Attorney General Michelle Henry announced a multi-million dollar settlement with a national auto title lending company that preyed on Pennsylvanians with unlawful lending practices and interest rates — some exceeding 300 percent. Community Loans of America, Inc., (CLA) which made thousands of
January 9, 2024
Today, Pennie Executive Director Devon Trolley, Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) Commissioner Michael Humphreys, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh, and Pennsylvania Senator Sharif Street announced an extension until Jan. 19 to enroll in 2024 health
January 4, 2024
LexisNexis University is hosting a free virtual CLE training via WebEx entitled Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession on January 17, 2024 from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Eastern. The goal of this CLE presentation is to discuss bias and where it comes from; why it is harmful; how to detect it; and how to
January 4, 2024
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh announced today a collaboration with The Columbia Lighthouse Project and mental health experts from across Pennsylvania to update the Columbia Protocol Mobile App . The Shapiro Administration acknowledges that the time around the holidays
January 4, 2024
The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to check out IRS.gov for tips, tools and resources to help them get ready to file their 2023 federal income tax return. This is the third in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming filing season. The Get Ready page on IRS

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