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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
June 27, 2017
Homeless youth in the United States remain a largely invisible segment of the homeless population, though researchers estimate that nearly eight percent of youths experience living on the streets. In an effort to increase legal services for this vulnerable population, the ABA Commission on
June 21, 2017
​The National Legal Aid & Defenders Association held its 2017 Exemplar Award Dinner on June 20, 2017 honoring several leaders from the justice, legal and policy community. The annual dinner is a premier event drawing a diverse crowd from the legal, corporate, policy and public interest communities
June 14, 2017
Today, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) presented its new report: "The Justice Gap: Measuring the Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-Income Americans” during a congressional briefing at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The report updates and expands LSC's 2009 study of the
June 2, 2017
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the May 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 PHLP
June 1, 2017
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project will be holding a free webinar entitled Community HealthChoices (CHC): What Consumers, Advocates, and Providers Need to Know , on June 14, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Community HealthChoices is the State’s New Managed Care Program that will impact 450,000

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