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10th Annual Life Planning Clinic for Hispanic Elders

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
On April 17, SeniorLAW Center partnered with extraordinary pro bono partners PECO/Exelon and Blank Rome LLP to counsel and provide life planning documents for Spanish-speaking seniors in their own community. A decade-long project – a favorite of SeniorLAW Center’s - was staffed by volunteer lawyers, legal advocates, interpreters, technology staff, notaries and witnesses. In just one morning,… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Testified before the Finance Committee of Philadelphia City Council

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
On April 18, SeniorLAW Center testified before the Finance Committee of Philadelphia City Council to address the 2019 application of $19 million available from the Housing Trust Fund Non-Recording Fee Sub-Fund toward the projects and goals outlined in the City’s Housing Action Plan.  Our remarks focused on the impact of the housing crisis in Philadelphia on older homeowners and tenants and … click for more

SeniorLAW Center Testified before City Council on Emergency Protocols that Ensure the Safety of Older People

Friday, April 12th, 2019
On Monday, April 8th, Cateria R. McCabe, Director of Veterans, Kinship Care and Tenant Rights, testified at City Council before the Committee on Aging chaired by Council member Al Taubenberger. She provided testimony on Resolution No. 180847 regarding emergency protocols that ensure the safety of older people residing in high rises. Including measures taken by other jurisdictions, SeniorLAW Center… click for more

Helping Seniors Access Justice through Helplines

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
SeniorLAW Center shares exciting news from Washington, D.C. for senior legal helplines and hotlines, as bi-partisan legislation is introduced to amend the Older Americans Act to provide a funding source for these critical services for older adults! For over a decade, SeniorLAW Center, as a founding member and current co-chair of the National Association of Senior Legal Hotlines (NASLH), has joined… click for more

Board Member, Roberta Jacobs-Meadway Receives Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
We are proud of Board Officer, Bobbi Jacobs-Meadway for being selected by the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association for the Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award. The award is meant to recognize members of the Philadelphia business law community who have demonstrated superior legal talent, made significant contributions to the business law community and t… click for more

New Video Released! SeniorLAW Center and AARP are working together to develop innovative pro bono opportunities for leaders in the legal community.

Monday, January 7th, 2019
SeniorLAW Center and AARP’s innovative partnership is using the power of the city’s legal community to improve the lives of senior veterans, elder abuse victims, and grandparents raising grandchildren. Hear more here about our work together through this new video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Xi3F-sbAQ … click for more

Karen Buck, Executive Director, Testifies Before the United States Senate

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
So proud of our Executive Director, Karen Buck, as she testified before the U.S. Senate on the rights of older Americans, the crisis of guardianship and how legal services and states are working to make change in a flawed system. View the full testimony here. Read the full testimony here.… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Testifies Before the City Council Public Safety Committee Hearing

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Today, Cateria R. McCabe, Esq., Director of Veterans, Kinship and Tenants Rights, testified at the City Council Public Safety Committee hearing in support of two bills: No. 180741 regarding Criminal and Defiant Trespassers and Bill No. 180978 regarding Fraudulent Leasing of Residential Property.  SeniorLAW Center is proud to support the proposed amendments in Bill No. 180741 because they p… click for more

DISCOUNTED TRANSPORTATION FOR VOTERS!

Monday, November 5th, 2018
Uber and Lyft are discounted to anyone going to vote on Election Day: Read more here. Happy voting!… click for more

SeniorLAW Center and partners present Veterans Discharge Upgrade Clinic on 11/16/18

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
SeniorLAW Center is proud to partners with the Lawyers Serving Warriors® program of the National Veterans Legal Services Program, Center in the Park, Morgan Lewis and Exelon to serve veterans. NVLSP will present a “Know Your Rights” informational session on how to correct military records and upgrade less than fully honorable discharges at 10 am. New military policies allow reconsideration of… click for more
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