Law Center Updates

Staff Attorney Ebony Griffin Appointed to Food Policy Advisory Council

On Thursday, June 14, Law Center staff attorney Ebony Griffin was appointed as a member of the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council (FPAC). FPAC connects Philadelphians and their local government to create a more just food system. They envision that all Philadelphians can access and afford healthy, sustainable, culturally appropriate, local, and fair food. In […]

Law Center Submitted Amicus Brief in Recently Decided ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’ Supreme Court Case

On June 4, 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of baker Jack Phillips, Petitioner in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et. al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et. al. in a 7-2 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. The Court’s holding in the case was narrow, based on perceived bias in the adjudication process at […]

Michael Churchill to be Honored by Education Voters of Pennsylvania

Staff attorney Michael Churchill will be honored by Education Voters of Pennsylvania at a celebratory reception on June 21st, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Greenberg Traurig LLP. For more than three decades, Michael Churchill has fought for high quality public education for all Pennsylvania children. He has led and continues to lead the Public Interest Law […]

Law Center Welcomes Leigh Ann Buziak and Kartik Patel to the Board

The Public Interest Law Center is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, Leigh Ann Buziak and Kartik Patel. Both were elected by the board at their annual meeting in May. Leigh Ann Buziak is a partner at Blank Rome LLP. She concentrates her practice in the area of complex commercial litigation […]

Law Center Receives Common Cause PA’s Democracy Defender Award

In appreciation of our work securing a fair and constitutional congressional district map for the state of Pennsylvania, the Public Interest Law Center has been awarded the Common Cause Pennsylvania Democracy Defender Award. We are honored to be recognized along with our redistricting lawsuit plaintiffs, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and 18 voters […]

The Law Center is Seeking A CFRE Consultant to Conduct a Campaign Feasibility Study

The Public Interest Law Center seeks proposals from consultants with CFRE (certified fund raising executive) designation assess the organization’s capacity to implement a 50th anniversary fundraising campaign for growth.

Law Center Welcomes Jacqueline Robinson to the Board

The Public Interest Law Center is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Robinson to its Board of Directors. She was voted into its membership at the January meeting. Jacqueline is Vice President, Coverage Director, Casualty Claims at Chubb. Previously, she was of counsel at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, an associate at DLA Piper, and an […]

Law Center Welcomes 2018 Ex Officio Board Members

The Law Center is pleased to welcome its 2018 slate of Ex Officio board members.

Law Center Submits Brief in Support of Same-sex Couple Denied Service by Cakeshop Owner

In October, in partnership with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and the Mississippi Center for Justice, we submitted an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in support of the Respondents in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al.

Board Elects Two, Recognizes Aneesh Mehta for his Service

At its September meeting, the Law Center Board of Directors elected two new members and passed a resolution expressing appreciation for Aneesh Mehta’s service. Megan Jones Griffault and Howard Langer were elected to the Board of Directors. Megan is Global Human Resources Director at FMC Corporation in Philadelphia. Howard Langer is a founding partner of […]

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