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  • Recognition for Dedication to Pro Bono Service

Congratulations to all these attorneys from the Middle District, and especially to NPLS attorneys James A. Butz, John A. Byrd, Jennifer L. Heverly, and Caitlin M. Humphreys, 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!

  • NPLS Presentation to Head Start Staff
    NPLS Presentation to Head Start Staff

NPLS staff shared an overview of services to Head Start staff from Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour, and Mifflin Counties today in Lewisburg (Union County). Attorney Paige Martineau did a presentation on family and landlord/tenant law and paralegal Bill McLaughlin did a presentation on welfare law.

Thanks to Paige and Bill for the well-received presentations!

  • NPLS Attorneys Help During Wills for Heroes Event
    Lehigh County Wills for Heroes Program on Saturday, November 4, 2017

North Penn Legal Services Managing Attorney Lori Malloy, joined by Attorney Thomas Martin, helped prepare estate documents for first responders Mitch Geist and Trisha Burkhardt at the inaugural Lehigh County Wills for Heroes Program on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis noted the importance of all attorneys providing pro bono service, even attorneys like Malloy whose daily work provides access to justice for the neediest among us.

Have you been “ripped off” by a used car dealer?
 
The following is a common scenario:
 
Buyer purchases a used vehicle and soon after the vehicle breaks down or the buyer discovers some defect with the vehicle that the dealer did not disclose. The client contacts the car dealer who refuses to do any repairs because it was an “as is” sale.
 

The 2017 Class of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Interns recently completed their summer of service. NPLS hosted Emma Jobinpicard at our Williamsport office.  The class was honored at a reception held July 25, 2017. The featured speaker at the reception was Sharon Lopez, Esq., President of the PA Bar Association and a member of the first MLK class of interns twenty-five years ago.

The Monroe County Bar Association has presented another $80,000 contribution to North Penn Legal Services taking the four-year funding total to nearly $320,000. Funds presented will continue to subsidize the Stroudsburg office, dedicated to providing free civil legal services to low income families, costs for professional staff July 2017 through June 2018.

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