North Penn Legal Services and the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association (both accredited continuing legal education providers) will Conduct a Continuing Legal Education Program on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Educational Center of Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, opens on November 3, 2014. LIHEAP helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
Big changes are underway for anyone employing a Pennsylvania Power of Attorney document in Pennsylvania. Act No. 95, signed by the governor on July 2, 2014, is designed to curtail abuses by agents acting under a power of attorney, as well as allow some flexibility in the agent's services to the principal. This new legislation applies to financial power of attorney documents only. Advance health care directives or mental health power of attorney documents are not affected.
On May 1, NPLS conducted a fair housing training for PA State Legislators and their staff at our Bethlehem Office. NPLS Executive Director Victoria Coyle gave a brief overview about our history and services. Her remarks were followed by NPLS Managing Attorney Leah Finlayson who spoke about the direct service work and outreach activities that our staff offer clients and the community. A 3-minute fair housing video (filmed by PBS39) was shown to give a client perspective to the fair housing work that we do.