Pennsylvania Legal Aid NetworkRegistration is open for the 2015 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Conference which will take place October 1-2, 2015 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel

A preliminary Conference Sessions-at-a-Glance is now available on the PLAN website listing some of the many workshops that will be offered at the conference.


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.


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. 


The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Employment Law Project (NELP) have released a new report closely examining how Uemployment Insurance rules fail to protect many claimants separated from work as a consequence of volatile scheduling. The new report, Out Of Sync: How Unemployment Insurance Rules Fail Workers With Volatile Job Schedules recommends UI changes that can better protect workers subject to irregular work schedules. 


Pennsylvania Health Law ProjectThe July 2015 edition of the Health Law PA News, a free monthly newsletter from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project has been published. 

This edition contains articles on the latest developments in Medicaid expansion and coverage, developments involving the Affordable Care Act and the latest on changes in Managed Long Term Services and Supports.


The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Bureau of Labor Law Compliance was successful in obtaining more than $745,000 in unpaid wages for laid off-workers at Infinite Care, Inc., in Philadelphia. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS), which represented a number of the affected employees, commended Labor & Industry for its efforts.


Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is requesting session proposals for the 16th Annual Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference in San Antonio, TX, January 13-15, 2016. At the 2015 TIG Conference there were over 40 break-out sessions and almost 300 attendees. The 2016 TIG Conference will be held at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk.