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07/02/2015

A new law, the Protection From Sexual Violence and Intimidation Act, went into effect in Pennsyvania on July 1, 2015. The new law offers additional protections to victims of sexual violence and intimidation who may not fall under the coverage of Pennsylvania's Protection From Abuse Act.

The Protection From Sexual Violence and Intimidation (PSVI) Act applies to adults and minors who are victims of sexual violence, harassment, stalking, and intimidation when the person who is abusing them is not a member of their family or household.

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06/25/2015

The trial team in the case of Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania v. Wetzell was named as a finalist for the Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP) attorneys Angus R. Love and Su Ming Yeh were members of the litigation team on the case. 

PLAN E-News
06/19/2015

The Internal Revenue Service has released proposed regulations implementing a new federal law authorizing states to offer specially-designed tax-favored ABLE accounts to people with disabilities who became disabled before age 26.

PLAN E-News
06/05/2015

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Employment Law Groups will be presenting its 2015 Employment/Unemployment Compensation Training on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Dauphin County Bar Association in Harrisburg.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a special rate to PLAN program staff attending this event. In order to reserve a hotel room you must register online for the event by June 8, 2015.

PLAN E-News
06/04/2015

Legal Services CorporationThe U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 that would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Fiscal Year 2016 by $75 million. The measure passed by a vote of 242-183.

The Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies (CJS) FY 2016 Appropriations bill allocates $300 million for LSC, a 20% reduction from last year.

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