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Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

he Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Housing Law Group is presenting its 2015 PA Legal Aid Network Housing Law Group Training on  Tuesday, April 14th from 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, 211 North Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17101. Check-in and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 AM. Substantive training sessions begin at 9:30 AM.


The Honorable Debra McCloskey Todd, Supreme Court of PennsylvaniaThe Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) honored the recipients of the 2015 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards on March 23, 2015 at the annual awards dinner held at the Hilton Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra McCloskey Todd served as the keynote speaker for the event.


A pilot program that links lawyers who want to volunteer their services with clients unable to afford legal help in the appellate courts has been created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The program provides a centralized clearinghouse of lawyers willing to participate and creates a communications network for them to make their services known to those in need.


Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

The 2015 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Public Benefits Conference will be held on April 23-24, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, 211 North Front Street, 1st Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Registration is free to staff and client board members of the following PA Legal Aid Network (PLAN) programs: CJP, CLS, FoF, LLS, LASP, MPLS, NLSA, NPLS, NWLS, PHLP, PILP, PLA, PULP, RHLS and SWPLS. Registration includes conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks on Thursday, April 23 and full breakfast, morning snacks and lunch on Friday, April 24. Registration for staff of non-PLAN public interest, government, or other non profit organization is $150.00. The cost for all other registrants is $225.00.


Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe February 2015 edition of the Health Law PA News has been published by the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. This edition spotlights changes in the medical assistance program in Pennsyvania that will be implemented by the newly installed administration of Governor Tom Wolf.

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