Criminal arrests and convictions have long been barriers to employment, housing, and education. Getting these arrests and convictions expunged or sealed has also been a barrier. Court debt such as fines, fees, and costs has prevented otherwise qualified individuals from cleaning up their criminal record and moving on with their lives.
NPLS wishes to recognize our many pro bono volunteers who take the time to represent clients in civil legal cases, participate in clinics, and serve as volunteers on our Board of Directors. Last year, 118 private attorneys accepted 369 pro bono cases for NPLS in Northeast Pennsylvania.
As with many businesses and government agencies throughout the country, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has had to make many changes to its operations due to the widespread impacts of COVID-19. These changes have been evolving over time and are subject to change quickly.
When you watch a crime show or read a mystery book, you realize the detectives are always looking for evidence. They talk to potential suspects and look over paperwork. They review everything very closely and, over time, put the pieces together to come to a conclusion.
Pennsylvania’s statewide moratorium on evictions ended on August 31, 2020. Residents in most federally backed or subsidized properties were facing eviction as of late August, if they were served with a thirty-day eviction notice when a federal moratorium ended in late July.