Law Center Updates

State Responds to Nurse Shortage Complaint

On November 8th, we received a letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in response to the group complaint we filed on behalf of Parents United for Public Education regarding the shortage of nurses. In the letter, the state indicates that it will investigate the lack of nurses specifically related to students with disabilities by reviewing current […]

Oral Arguments Presented Before Third Circuit Court of Appeals in A.G. Case

On Tuesday, September 24th, we presented oral arguments in our appeal before honorable Judges Fisher, Amaro and Hardiman.

Law Center Receives Grant from Patricia Kind Family Foundation

We’re pleased to announce receipt of a multi-year grant from the Patricia Kind Foundation for our Fair Employment Opportunities Project.

Law Center Welcomes New Board Members Alan Sandals and Richard Pasquier

The Law Center’s Board of Directors voted in mid-September to add Alan Sandals and Richard Pasquier as directors.

Law Center’s Sonja Kerr to Speak at William and Mary Law School

Sonja Kerr will present at William and Mary’s Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) during the week of July 28th through August 2nd.

Law Center’s Sonja Kerr to Speak at International Dyslexia Association Conference

On Saturday, November 9, the Law Center’s Sonja Kerr will present at the International Dyslexia Association’s annual Reading, Literacy and Learning conference.

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.”

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