Law Center Updates

Law Center Welcomes Mira Baylson and Donald Perelman to the Board

The Public Interest Law Center is pleased to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors, Mira Baylson and Donald Perelman. Both were elected by the board at our March meeting.

Law Center Files U.S. Court of Appeals Amicus Brief Defending Nationwide Injunctions, Along with Four Other Lawyers’ Committee Affiliates

In their amicus brief, the Law Center and its partners demonstrate that nationwide injunctions have a long history in American courts and have long served as an invaluable tool for protecting the civil rights of vulnerable communities that lack adequate access to justice.

Law Center Welcomes Robert Wiygul to the Board

The Law Center is pleased to welcome Robert Wiygul to its Board of Directors. He was elected by the board at their February meeting.

Law Center Welcomes 2019 Ex Officio Board Members

The Law Center is pleased to welcome our 2019 slate of Ex Officio board members.

Law Center receives Financial Times award for Innovation in the Rule of Law and Access to Justice

The Public Interest Law Center and co-counsel Arnold & Porter received the 2018 Innovation in the Rule of Law and Access to Justice Award from Financial Times on December 10 at the North America Innovative Lawyers Awards, recognizing the firms for their successful challenge to partisan gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.

Remembering Frank Finch III

We are sad to report the death of our former colleague, Frank Finch III, on Tuesday, October 16th. The Law Center was fortunate to have such an exemplar of the spirit of justice on its staff and as an outstanding member of its community of alumni.

Law Center Welcomes Dana Trexler to the Board

The Law Center is pleased to welcome Dana Trexler to its Board of Directors. She was elected by the board at their October meeting. Dana Trexler is a Partner in the Financial Advisory Services Group at EisnerAmper, with 20 years of experience. She provides expert witness services in intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. […]

Law Center Submits Amicus Brief Opposing Mandatory Sentences of Life Without Parole for People with Intellectual Disabilities

On July 30, the Public Interest Law Center, partnering with pro bono counsel from Blank Rome LLP, filed an amicus brief in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in Sherman McCoy v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The case concerns an appeal by Mr. McCoy, a person with an intellectual disability (ID) who received a mandatory sentence of […]

Law Center Welcomes Katherine Hatton to the Board

The Law Center is pleased to welcome Katherine Hatton to its Board of Directors. She was elected by the board at their August meeting. Katherine Hatton is vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was drawn to the foundation by its mission-driven approach to social change and focus on […]

The Law Center is Seeking a Web Developer to Improve Our Grounded In Philly Site

The Public Interest Law Center is seeking a web developer experienced in Django to complete an update of Grounded In Philly, a unique map-based tool for community gardeners and others who wish to return vacant land to productive use. See complete request for proposals here. Background Through our Garden Justice Legal Initiative, we provide legal, […]

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