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!
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.
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.
Posted by Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network on August 1, 2017
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.
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.