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02/10/2016

Legal Services CorproationThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has asked Congress for $502.7 million for Fiscal Year 2017, more than 90% of which goes to basic field grants that fund civil legal assistance to low-income Americans in every congressional district. This is an increase of $15.8 million over last year’s budget request. 

PLAN E-News
01/29/2016

Pennsylvania health Law ProjectThe January 2016 edition of Health Law PA News is now available from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. This is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Care law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website.

PLAN E-News
01/26/2016

National Consumer Law Center

The National Consumer Law Center will be holding a free webinar entitled Recognizing and Remedying Elder Financial Abuse in Medicaid Denials on February 16, 2016 from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern.

This webinar will focus on the intersection of elder financial abuse and public benefits cases, including the underlying financial stresses of elders who are vulnerable to these types of abuses.

PLAN E-News
01/26/2016

Youth Justice Project​In response to the unique challenges that youth in Philadelphia face every day, Community Legal Services (CLS) and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) have launched the Youth Justice Project (YJP). Using a holistic and collaborative model, YJP seeks to transform the way legal services are provided to low-income and vulnerable youth ages 16-24 who face tremendous and varying challeges in their day-to-day life.

PLAN E-News
01/14/2016

Lega Services CorporationThe 16th Annual Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference, sponsored by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), will be held on January 13–15 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, 111 E. Pecan St., San Antonio, Texas.

The TIG Conference is the only national event focused exclusively on the use of technology to address the civil legal needs of low-income Americans. Members of the legal aid and technology communities gather to learn about effective new technology, network with colleagues from around the country and the globe, and cultivate new project ideas.

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