Sam Milkes, Executive DirectorThis BLOG began with the release of our newly designed website. The purpose of the BLOG is to convey information from the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network about activities of interest to the staff, clients, and board members of legal aid programs, as well as the general public. The BLOG is a posting of information. However, those who want to respond can do so. Posted comments are reviewed, and some of these comments will be posted, with consent.

Postings to the BLOG cover many subjects, including the work of legal aid programs, and issues affecting poor people. Also of importance to the vitality of legal services is the budget situation of the governmental bodies supporting our work, and budget and funding information will continue to be covered in future postings.

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Sam Milkes

On Tuesday July 1, I had the pleasure of appearing, along with Senator Stewart Greenleaf and Judge Chester Harhut, on Smart Talk, a radio program produced by WITF, the public radio station in Harrisburg.

During the program we discussed Toward Equal Justice for All, the recent report of the Pennsylvania Civil Justice Coalition to the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as other general issues relating to the provision of civil legal services to low income Pennsylvanians.

You can listen to the program from the website of WITF at the following link:

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

As evidenced by the widely published AP article linked below, the current GOP budget...

Legal Services Funding
Sam Milkes

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

We are greatly appreciative that Governor Corbett has proposed in his budget for next year, continued funding for legal services, at the same level as the current fiscal year (minus $30,000 in...

Sam Milkes

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

I thought I would share the contents of my letter to the editor which was submitted to the Harrisburg Patriot-News and that was published on February 11, 2011:

Access to Justice, Pro Bono
Sam Milkes

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We are very pleased and thankful that the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, Ronald Castille, has recognized the major challenges legal aid programs face, trying to meet the increased legal needs of...

Access to Justice, Pro Bono
Sam Milkes

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. has recently produced a White Paper on...

Access to Justice, Legal Services Funding
Sam Milkes

Friday, September 17, 2010

Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its official 2009 statistics on poverty in this report, ...

Sam Milkes

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Attached are two articles which I want to share that appear in the May/June issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer, the magazine of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


Sam Milkes