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An unexpected but well-deserved surprise! NPLS Executive Director Victoria A. Coyle received the inaugural Pro Bono Partnership Award from the Wayne County Bar Association on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

NPLS Executive Director Victoria Coyle joined Michelle Robinson-Ritter, Director of VIP (Victims Intervention Program) to speak during the Red Sands Project “sidewalk intervention” in front of the Wayne County Courthouse. These interventions remind us that we can’t merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities — those who fall through the metaphoric cracks.

Congratulations to all these attorneys from the Middle District, and especially to NPLS attorneys James A. Butz, John A. Byrd, Jennifer L. Heverly, Caitlin M. Humphreys, Jan Rumsey, and Garry E. Wamser, who have dedicated their time and talent to providing pro bono services to low-income clients. You give meaning to “access to justice for all.” Thank you!

Thank you to the Carbon County Bar Association for their $5,000 gift to North Penn Legal Services, which will help us continue our mission to provide free civil legal services to low-income people. Pictured is Cici Stafiuc, Managing Attorney of our Hazleton office and Sheri A. Ryan, Executive Director of the Carbon County Bar Associate.

Prospective homeowners must be concerned with their credit scores and credit history. Credit scores affect our ability to obtain credit and the cost of insurance, for example. On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced what is widely regarded as the biggest data breach in American History. The company disclosed that its computer records had been compromised, exposing the personal information of 143 million U.S.

If you are a realtor or just placing an ad to share your house or apartment, it’s your responsibility to avoid discriminatory advertising. But are you paying attention to how you word your listing? Perhaps you should take a closer look!