Law Center Updates

Civil Legal Justice Coalition

Nearly 1.9 million Pennsylvanians financially qualify for legal aid, but one in two qualifying individuals who seek assistance from legal aid programs are turned away because of lack of resources. It is estimated that at least 80% of the legal needs of the poor go unmet. The Law Center is taking a leadership role in addressing this crisis as co-Chair of the newly-formed Civil Legal Justice Coalition.

Board Member Rachel Gallegos Recognized

Rachel Gallegos, a First Judicial District court administrative officer and Law Center board member, was honored on May 22 as one of Legal Intelligencer’s Diverse Attorneys of 2013. Every two years the legal publication recognizes 24 Pennsylvania attorneys for their achievements. Ms. Gallegos was also chosen this year as a Pegasus Scholar by the American Inns […]

Law Center & Partners File to Reopen Language Access Case

The Law Center, Education Law Center and Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP have filed to reopen a 1985 class action lawsuit to ensure immigrant and refugee parents and students receive access to language services. 

Amy Laura Cahn to Speak at EPA’s Beyond Translation Conference

This year’s May 16th conference will focus on “Taking Back Our Place by Greening Our Space.”

Michael Churchill to Speak at NAACP Conference on the State of Education in PA

Michael Churchill, Of Counsel at the Law Center, will speak as part of a panel on “The Current School Funding System in Pennsylvania” on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Hogan Lovells Honored for Pro Bono Redistricting Litigation

Hogan Lovells recently won the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2012 Pro Bono Award for the firm’s partnership with the Law Center in litigating against the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s unconstitutional redistricting proposal.

Law Center Welcomes Valerie Harrison and Alexandra Edsall to Board

At a recent meeting, the Law Center elected and welcomed two new board members: Valerie Harrison and Alexandra Edsall.

Board Adopts Five-Year Financial Plan

The Law Center’s Board of Directors has adopted a plan to raise $1 million in new money between now and 2017 in an effort to create a sustainable financial platform and increase the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.

Shriners Hospital to host Sonja Kerr for Bullying Presentation (Se habla español)

Un seminario: “Intimidación y el niño con necesidades especiales” Seminar: “Bullying and the Child with Special Needs” Tuesday, April 16th/ Martes 16 de abril 6:30 – 8:30pm/ 6:30 a 8:00 pm Shriners Hospital for Children 3551 N Broad Street, 9th Flr/Piso 9, Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Chapin, Zachary Davis and Michael Hynes Elected to Board of Directors

The Law Center is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors. 

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