Sam Milkes, Executive Director

The purpose of the BLOG is to convey information about activities of interest to the staff, clients, and board members of legal aid programs, as well as the general public. 

Postings cover many subjects, including the work of legal aid programs and issues affecting poor people, as well as the budget and funding issues of the governmental bodies supporting our work, which are important to the ongoing vitality of legal services. 

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A Different View: How Pro Bono Contributes to a Successful Career

The article I’ve attached at the link was recently published in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s “Pennsylvania Lawyer” magazine. It offers some comments and encouragement about the pro bono work of Pennsylvania lawyers and is co-written by Joe Sullivan, at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton, and myself.

A Different View
How Pro Bono Contributes to a Successful Career


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Friday, April 22, 2016


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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Today Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor released a letter to all Pennsylvania attorneys, thanking them for their financial support of civil legal aid and for their pro bono help in representing low...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

On Tuesday July 1, I had the pleasure of appearing, along with Senator Stewart Greenleaf and Judge Chester Harhut, on...

Access to Justice
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Friday, September 27, 2013

The PA House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing on September 26 to examine how to better fund fair trials in Pennsylvania.  State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone (D-Berks),...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I am pleased to announce that as its first vote, upon returning from summer recess, the State House passed...

Access to Justice, Legal Services Funding
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Friday, September 6, 2013

The following was released today for immediate publication by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts:

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille said...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fifty years ago today, our country witnessed the remarkable March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. We celebrate that today. In the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, we especially celebrate that...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision in the case of ...

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