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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

PLAN E-News
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.

PLAN E-News
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.

PLAN E-News
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.

PLAN E-News
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.”

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