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Join us for Raise a Glass to Justice to benefit North Penn Legal Services. This is a great event for networking, a chance to relax after a long day at work, and most importantly, a way to make a difference.

Former and current NPLS staff gathered at the 2018 PLAN Excellence Award dinner on June 6. Congratulations to NPLS Paralegal Suzanne Moschini, along with The Honorable John Thomas and the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association Pro Bono Program, for receiving honors!

 

The Mayors of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton and the County Executives of Lehigh County and Northampton County have proclaimed April as Fair Housing Awareness Month in honor of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968!

Happy Anniversary to the Fair Housing Act, and a special thank you to everyone who works to eliminate housing discrimination.

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The work that legal service organizations do for our clients goes beyond the courtroom. We improve living conditions, increase income, and keep utilities connected. We have a direct impact on the health of the people we help. Medical professionals are our natural allies, since their patients come to them looking for relief from medical conditions that may have social or legal causes.

As we celebrate 50 years of the Fair Housing Act, enacted on April 11, 1968, it’s important to remember that one of the key motivations for this groundbreaking legislation was to fight against discriminatory lending practices, otherwise known as “redlining.” So we can be grateful that this practice is now just a sad chapter in our history, right? Not so fast…

Defining Redlining

Please join the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, and United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776 for A Community Forum on Expungement.

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