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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.

https://youtu.be/3oww77OY5e8

 

 

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. 

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) honored the recipients of the 2016 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards on March 28, 2017 at the annual awards dinner held at the Hilton Harrisburg.

The Keynote Speaker at the event was The Honorable Josh Shapiro, Attorney General of Pennsylvania.

NPLS staff recently updated its employment handbook.  The revised handbook is included in this post as well as in our resources page on our website.

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