Stay informed about North Penn Legal Service activity and advocacy work.

North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) is currently accepting applications from seniors 60 and older who reside in Luzerne County who would like to have Power of Attorney documents, living wills, and simple wills (NO detailed estate planning is provided). NPLS is a private, non-profit organization and all services are provided free of charge.

An outreach is scheduled for April 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Charles T. Adams Center located at 5 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) honored the recipients of the 2016 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards on March 15, 2016 at the annual awards dinner held at the Hilton Harrisburg.
The Keynote Speaker at the event was The Honorable J. Richard Gray, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who began his career as a legal aid attorney and later served as the director of the legal aid program serving Central Pennsylvania.

The Lehigh County Assistance will be moving to a new location, and will be open for business at 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA effective April 4, 2015.  The moving plan follows:

Earlier this week, the Morning Call published an article about the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development’s  proposal to ban smoking in all public housing units and extending 25 feet from any building ( The proposal allows persons to submit written comments through January 19, 2016.
A big budget Hollywood movie, The Big Short, is coming to theaters near you this month. Based upon the novel by Michael Lewis, it is a story of how some financial guys on Wall Street saw the manipulations in the Housing market in 2005 and figured out a way to make money from what they predicted would be a financial collapse. Sure enough, in 2007, the housing bubble burst, financial institutions collapsed, and the reverberations were felt in the economy.
A landlord who owned properties in Coopersburg settled a housing discrimination complaint earlier this month after allegations that he discriminated against families with children by refusing to rent a second-floor apartment to applicants with children. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a charge of discrimination against the landlord in October. According to HUD’s charge, the landlord posted a Craiglist advertisement that stated the apartment was “not suitable for children due to the exterior landing and stairs."