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10/16/2014

National Employment Law ProjectThe National Employment Law Project welcomed the Obama administration's announcement of its latest efforts to improve the job prospects of the nation's nearly three million long-term unemployed.

In January, the administration launched a campaign to enlist businesses in a pledge to recruit and hire more long-term unemployed applicants and to refrain from hiring discrimination against them. The administration has now, working with business leaders, human resource professionals, and local public-private workforce partnerships, rolled out significant steps to boost the hiring of people experiencing long-term unemployment.

10/08/2014

Individuals requesting child or spousal support will now have the option to submit court documents online using the e-Services feature on the Pennsylvania Child Support Website.

E-Services enables clients or their attorneys to request support services through the Pennsylvania Child Support website and submit court documents directly to their county Domestic Relations Section of the County Court of Common Pleas.

10/08/2014

Legal Services CorporationThe Legal Services Corporation will be holding a free webinar entitled Tools Legal Services Attorneys can use to help Create easier-to-read Communications for Clients on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern.

10/07/2014

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

The September edition of Health Law PA News is available from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. This edition is packed with updates about Medicaid expansion, Medicare Open Enrollment and other matters.

For prior editions or more information about the Pennsylvania Health Law Project, please visit their website at www.phlp.org

10/02/2014

Free online information is now available from the Pennsylvania Courts to assist the growing number of Pennsylvanians who want to file their own family law cases in courts across the state.

Standardized court forms for divorce and custody matters may now be obtained on a dedicated page of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania’s website at http://www.pacourts.us/learn/representing-yourself and forms related to child support through a link from that page to www.childsupport.state.pa.us.

10/01/2014

Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) is offering free webinar trainings to educate providers, advocates and other professionals who work with dual eligibles (people who have both Medicare and Medicaid) and other low-income Medicare beneficiaries about upcoming changes to Medicare and other programs in 2015.

09/26/2014

PLAN Excellence AwardsThe 2015 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers. Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. invites you to nominate worthy candidates for the 2015 Excellence Awards.

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards honor members and friends of the legal aid community who exemplify excellence in their commitment and accomplishments as advocates for low-income people.

09/12/2014

Legal Services CorporationVice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder joined more than 100 leaders of the legal community, government, and the private sector on September 14-16 at a wide-ranging legal aid conference in Washington to mark the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation.

In addition to speeches, LSC’s 40th Anniversary Kick-Off featured a dozen panel discussions on a wide variety of topics, including “Expanding and Diversifying Sources of Funding,” “Stimulating Innovation to Increase Access to Justice,” “The Impact of Pro Bono Lawyers on the Justice Gap,” and “The Importance of Access to Justice and the Rule of Law to American Business.”

09/10/2014

Philadelphia Legal AssistanceThe Legal Services Corporation has announced that Philadelphia Legal Assistance is one of the 11 legal aid organizations selected to receive grants from its new Pro Bono Innovation Fund to support projects that develop replicable innovations in pro bono services for low-income clients.

The Philadelphia Legal Assistance project will use the network of existing neighborhood public health centers in Philadelphia to create a pro bono, law- student-driven Medical-Legal Community Partnership that will improve access to comprehensive, coordinated health and legal care. The grant will provide PLA with $240,305 to fund the project over two years.

09/09/2014

Associate Attorney General Tony West, Assistant Attorney General Stuart F. Delery for the Civil Division and members of the Department’s Elder Justice Initiative met with stakeholders in the field of elder abuse and financial exploitation on September 8, 2014 to launch the Elder Justice website in an effort to further prevent and combat elder abuse and financial exploitation.

The Elder Justice website will serve as a resource for elder abuse prosecutors, researchers and practitioners, and most importantly, for victims of elder abuse and their families. This website will also serve as a forum for law enforcement and elder justice policy communities to share information and enhance public awareness about elder abuse.