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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.


Regional Housing Legal ServicesRegional Housing Legal Services has migrated to a new client request for services system that will allow easier submission for project directors. Unlike the previous system, organizations will be able to save a partial application. The system will also save organization’s information for one year, so that organizations can make multiple project requests without having to reenter information.


The Pennsylvania courts have launched a new Android version of PAeDocket – a free app that provides a quick and simple search of court cases or dockets. The Android version joins the iPhone and iPad versions of the app whiche were launced in May 2015. Finding public court information is easier than ever with PAeDocket – including results about cases, such as charges, court dates, upcoming hearings and status of cases.