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In May, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be holding a series of free webinars open to the public for individuals and organizations who’d like to learn how to put Your Money, Your Goals tools and information to work in their community. The webinars will cover how to plan your own training workshop, how others have adapted the training to fit their organization’s needs, and how you can order free copies of the toolkit. 


Millions of Americans—a disproportionate number of whom are people of color—have criminal records that can be a barrier to housing. In celebration of National Reentry Week, the Shriver Center and the Vera Institute of Justice will host a webinar on April 28, 2016, on fair housing rights for people with criminal records.


Legal Services CorporationThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the country’s largest funder of civil legal aid programs for low-income people, has announced the development of online, statewide “legal portals” to direct individuals with civil legal needs to the most appropriate forms of assistance.  LSC will partner with Microsoft Corporation and Pro Bono Net to develop portals for up to two statewide pilots intended to demonstrate how this approach can be replicated as widely as possible in an economic fashion.


Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the March 2016 edition of its Health Law PA News. This 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 website.


Thomas G. Saylor, Chief Justice of PennsylvaniaThomas G. Saylor, the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, has directed a letter to all Pennsylvania attorneys, thanking them for their financial support of civil legal aid and for their pro bono help in representing low income clients needing legal help in civil cases, and urging them to make a personal commitment to provide whatever pro bono service they can through direct representation of the poor and financial support of legal aid programs.