Resources For Legal Aid Advocates

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Resources for Legal Aid AdvocatesThis page features resources for advocates of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Advocates should login to the site to review the full spectrum of resources available on this site. If you are not a member of the site please send a request by email to webmaster@palegalaid.net from your PLAN program email account to request a membership to the site.

Featured Story

PILP - Pennsylvania Institutional Law ProjectThe ACLU of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project (PILP) filed a federal lawsuit on September 26, 2016 on behalf of Niara Burton, a transgender woman who has been incarcerated in seven different male prisons by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) over the past four years. 

During her incarceration, Burton has been subjected to repeated sexual harassment and abuse, including being raped by another prisoner and forced by a guard to perform oral sex.  The lawsuit alleges that the DOC has failed to put policies and training in place to ensure the safety of transgender women inmates and asks that she be placed in a women’s prison.

Discussion Groups and Collaboration

E-mail discussion groups have been set up in the many areas of the law. These groups are a great way to keep up with things and interact with your colleagues. You can discuss recent developments in the law, ask and answer questions, or just read the postings of others to learn about the issues people are working on.