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On Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—in conjunction with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia—is offering a free training on Your Money, Your Goals: A financial empowerment toolkit for legal aid organizations for legal aid attorneys and staff. The training will be held at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, 1410 W. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia; Phone: 215-227-2400.

Your Money, Your Goals provides information and tools that help legal aid staff help clients address financial challenges. Developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the toolkit covers a wide array of financial and consumer protection topics and contains practical tools for use by clients. The toolkit is available online in English and Spanish.


Pennsylvania Legal Aid NetworkRegistration is open for the 2015 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Conference which will take place October 1-2, 2015 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel

A preliminary Conference Sessions-at-a-Glance is now available on the PLAN website listing some of the many workshops that will be offered at the conference.


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is offering a webinar training on its Your Money, Your Goals – a financial empowerment toolkit for legal aid organizations on Thursday September 10, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

The modularized toolkit is designed for use by legal aid and pro bono staff to help clients identify and access resources for their financial challenges.


Yvette Long

​PLAN offers its condolences to the family and many friends of Yvette Long who passed away suddenly over the weekend. Yvette is a long-time member of the PLAN Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors of Community Legal Services and Philadelphia Legal Assistance.

She was deeply committed to access to justice through civil legal aid programs and to betterment of the lives of low income Pennsylvanians and of low income clients across the United States. This commitment extended beyond just words. We are deeply saddened by her loss and her leadership on behalf of the entire low-income community will be missed by us all.


The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is offering a free webinar entitled Access to Affordable Housing for People with Criminal Records on Monday September 14, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.