Law Center Updates

PA NAACP to Receive Thaddeus Stevens Award

The Law Center is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania State Conference of NAACP Branches will be awarded a 2014 Thaddeus Stevens Award at the Law Center’s Celebration of Civil Rights on Tuesday, October 14th.

Law Center Receives Grants from United Way and The Hassel Foundation

We are pleased to announce support from the United Way and The Hassel Foundation for our education and health care programs, respectively.

Philly students need you. Call City Council now!

Contact Philadelphia City Council and let them know that School District of Philadelphia students deserve $55 million more.

Law Center Welcomes Phillip Wilson

The Law Center welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors, adding Phillip E. Wilson, Jr. in May.

Sonja Kerr Testifies on Language Access

Sonja Kerr testified at a City Council hearing on Resolution No. 130782, which calls on the Committee on Labor and Civil Service to hold hearings on increasing access to city services to immigrant and language-minority populations.

Jennifer Clarke to Receive Special Achievement Award

The Law Center’s executive director will be honored with the 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Special Achievement Award for her dedication and commitment to the Access to Justice Coalition.

Law Center Welcomes David Caputo

The Law Center added a new member to its Board of Directors, welcoming in David Caputo in April. Mr. Caputo is a partner at Kline & Specter, where his practice includes catastrophic injury litigation and representing individuals pursuing claims under the federal False Claims Act and IRS and SEC whistleblower programs.

Law Center Secures Two IEEs for Client with Dyslexia

For the first time in Pennsylvania, the state has required a school district to provide a student with two independent educational evaluations, as well as Orton-Gillingham services, which are specialized instructions for teaching students with dyslexia. 

Jennifer Clarke to Present at PBA Making a Difference Seminar

Executive Director Jennifer Clarke will present on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the PBA Pro Bono Seminar: Making a Difference 2014, as part of a panel titled, “From Senate Hearings to An Access to Justice Commission.” 

Philly Tech Week: How Technology Influences Local Food Practices

How does technology complement our efforts to bring about a healthy, socially inclusive and sustainable food future? Find out on April 11th! 

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