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08/20/2014

Legal Services CorporationThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is requesting session proposals for the 15th Annual Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference in San Antonio, TX, January 14-16, 2015.

Proposals may explore new technology trends or showcase innovative projects to encourage replication. Submissions are due by Friday, August 29, 2014.

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08/19/2014

The Practising Law Institute will be holding a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 on September 10, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern.

This program was designed for the practitioner, paralegal and legal assistant who is new to bankruptcy or new to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. It is a basic "How to File a Chapter 7" program.

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08/19/2014

A new webinar, entitled Online Intake:  the "Whats" and the "Whys" of Online Intake will be held on August 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar is part of the LSNTAP/PBN Community Training Series conducted by the Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project and Pro Bono Net.

This webinar will review online intake, what it is, how it fits in the delivery of legal services continuum, and will share two models of how two different programs have implemented it.

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08/07/2014

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe July edition of the Health Law PA News, a free monthly newsletter, is now available from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. 

For prior editions or more information about the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, please visit their website at www.phlp.org

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07/28/2014

Visit www.SocialSecurity.govThe Social Security Board of Trustees has released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. 

The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77 percent of benefits still payable at that time. The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2016, also unchanged from last year's estimate, with 81 percent of benefits still payable.

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