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What are some of the challenges to fair and affordable housing in the Lehigh Valley, and are we prepared to meet these challenges? These were some of the themes presented during the 2018 Regional Housing Summit on February 8 at DeSales University.

During the January meeting of the Wayne County Bar Association, the following attorneys were recognized for "Pro Bono Distinction" in 2017:

Achieving “With Distinction” Status
Chris Rechner

Achieving “With High Distinction” Status
Mike Farley

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.

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