At least 150 low-income individuals with civil legal needs will again get the help they need thanks to a $60,000 gift from the Northampton County Bar Association to North Penn Legal Services. 2017 marks the fifth consecutive year that the NCBA membership has demonstrated its belief in the importance of civil legal aid in Northampton County by funding a full time staff attorney at NPLS. The attorney funded by this major gift will focus on a wide variety of legal issues affecting low-income people.
Posted by Legal Services Corporation on June 8, 2017
Strong technology systems can help an organization better meet its mission of providing great legal services to clients. Over the past three years, North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) has made considerable improvements to its information technology, which have had a ripple effect throughout the organization. To continue reading this article, click here.
Posted by Carrie Ann Ploppert, Esq. on May 30, 2017
A forum was held on April 21st to provide education on fair housing law and how to enforce these important rights. It was an engaging event with several top notch speakers including Professor Ira Goldstein, Ph.D, President, Policy Solutions, Reinvestment Fund and Rachel Wentworth, Executive Director, Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania. There was also a panel discussing case studies consisting of Justin Porembo, CEO of Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors, Marielle Macher, Attorney at Law for the Community Justice Project, Rebecca Strobel, MSW for the Lehigh Valley Cent
We are excited to share a video that Lehigh Valley Health Network produced that shows the impact of our Medical Legal Partnership on clients. In this video, you will see our client, Iris Gutierrez, benefited from services by both Lehigh Valley Health Network and North Penn Legal Services.
We are so pleased to share with you Transitions’ “Pete Macky Advocacy Award” call for nominations. This award was given to our own Pete Macky in 2016. After Pete’s passing, Transitions named the award for Pete and his strong spirit of advocacy and commitment to supporting victims. If you know someone in the Susquehanna Valley community who you think embodies the criteria set forth in the award, please nominate! A huge shout out to Transitions for their work and for honoring Pete by naming this award after him.