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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
July 17, 2017
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the June/July 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
July 13, 2017
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is requesting additional comments on proposed revisions to Chapter 56 of the Public Utility Code (Chapter 56). Revisions to Chapter 56 relate to the standards and billing practices for residential utility service. Act 155 of 2014, which reauthorized

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