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11/20/2017

Innovations in Technology logo

Registration is underway for the Legal Services Corporation's 2018 Innovations in Technology Conference (formerly the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference) will be held January 10-12, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

The conference brings together leaders from across the justice community to explore innovative ways of using technology to promote better access to services and ensure high-quality legal representation for low-income people. 

11/17/2017

The Honorable Kim Berkeley ClarkAllegheny County Judge Kim Berkeley Clark has been presented with the 2017 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the highest honor bestowed to a state court judge by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).

The award was presented on November 16, 2017 during a dinner and ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court hosted by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr.

11/17/2017

PA Health Law Project logoThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the November 2017 edition of Health Law PA News.

Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org

11/09/2017

LSC logoThe Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has announced 25 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) to 22 legal services organizations in 18 states.

Established in 2000, the TIG program supports projects that develop and replicate technologies to improve efficiency and provide greater access to high-quality legal assistance for low-income Americans.

11/08/2017

Thanks graphicThe Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN), the state’s coordinated system of civil legal aid organizations working to assure fairness for all in the civil justice system, thanks The General Assembly and the Governor for the approval and signing of a bill that will provide enhanced access to justice for low-income Pennsylvanians and victims of domestic violence who have nowhere to turn other than to PLAN programs for critical legal help when faced with urgent civil legal problems.

10/31/2017

Sargent Shriver Center for Poverty Law logoThe Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the November episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled Making Public Benefits Accessible to Clients with Visual Impairments, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy Exchange is a monthly conversation hosted by the Clearinghouse Community with advocates advancing change.

10/24/2017

Northwestern Legal Services logoPennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is currently soliciting applications for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Program fellowship that will be located at Northwestern Legal Services in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Program was established in 2004 in an attempt to enhance the cutural and ethnic diversity within legal aid programs in Pennsylvania. Under the program law school graduates and attorneys who are new to practice are hired as full time staff attorneys for a two-year fellowship.

10/20/2017

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced more than $3.42 million in funding to respond to elder abuse and victims of financial crimes throughout the United States. The awards will better protect older Americans by improving identification of elder abuse and strengthening the response to victims through innovative technology, closer interagency collaboration and enhanced legal services, among other approaches.

10/04/2017

Photo of PLAN Excellence AwardsPennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is currently soliciting nominations for its 2018 Excellence Awards. This year, the awards dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel. A social hour will take place from 5:00 p.m.

10/03/2017

Shriver Center logo

The Clearinghouse Community, part of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, will be holding the October episode of the Advocacy Exchange webcast, entitled Tax Law for Legal Aid Lawyers, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern. The Advocacy Exchange is a monthly conversation hosted by the Clearinghouse Community with advocates advancing change.