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New Pro Bono Partnership with Pepper Hamilton is a great success! Fighting Contractor Fraud, Saving Homes

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
SeniorLAW Center and Pepper Hamilton LLP are proud to announce the first victory of their new pro bono partnership to fight contractor fraud and seek justice for low-income older homeowners in Philadelphia.     Litigation partners and associates of Pepper Hamilton have formed a pro bono practice group to specialize in this area of law which helps vulnerable seniors stay independent in safe, ha… click for more

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th – PHOTO ID IS NOT REQUIRED TO VOTE

Friday, November 4th, 2011
Elections for judicial, county, school district and municipal positions will be held this Tuesday, Nov. 8. Although there is pending legislation to require photo ID of all voters in the future, you currently do NOT need to show photo ID to vote. However, if you've never voted before or are voting in a new division, you are considered a new voter according to federal law and must show p… click for more

SeniorLAW Managing Attorney Sangeeta Prasad receives Legal Education Award from the Juvenile Defenders Association!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
n November 2, 2011, the Juvenile Defenders Association of Pennsylvania presented Sangeeta Prasad, SeniorLAW Center’s Managing Attorney as of July 2011, with an award for “Outstanding Contribution to Advancing Legal Education in the Field of Juvenile Justice.” Sangeeta received the award for her outstanding work on The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook, a 15-chapter, 220-page trial gui… click for more

SeniorLAW and Center in the Park in the Chestnut Hill Local

Friday, July 15th, 2011
  (from the Chestnut Hill Local, Thursday, July 14, 2011)    Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging, Brian Duke,was the guest speaker at Center in the Park's annual board meeting and awards ceremony, held at the Center, located in Vernon Park, on June 20. After sharing his vision for aging services in the Commonwealth, the Secretary assisted CIP's Executive Director, Lynn Fields Harris, in presenti… click for more

SeniorLAW Center Welcomes New Managing Attorney

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
We are pleased to announce that Sangeeta Prasad joined SeniorLAW Center as our new Managing Attorney.  Sangeeta is a 1992 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and has over 15 years of public interest and public service experience.  She brings a wealth of lawyering and management experience, from her days as a trial attorney at the Public Defenders Office in Philadelphia and then … click for more

SeniorLAW Center and Beth Shay are 2011 Riegel Award Winners!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
We are honored that SeniorLAW Center has been chosen to be the recipient of Center in the Park's 2011 Riegel Awards, which are given annually to Organizations which support issues that have a positive effect on the quality of older adults’ lives and provides a valuable service to older adults.  Center in the Park is a nationally recognized center and provider of aging services in Philadelphia t… click for more

2011 Latino Elders Service Project and Celebration with PECO a Great Success!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
On Tuesday, May 10th, SeniorLAW Center and PECO teamed up to provide pro bono legal service to Latino elders in their own community and language. The participants included SeniorLAW staff and Volunteer attorneys and staff from PECO/Exelon, area law firms, the Hispanic Bar Assn. and others (including Spanish-speaking non-attorney volunteers).  The event was held at the Mann Older Adult Center. … click for more

SeniorLAW Center Walks Against Hunger!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011
        SeniorLAW staff joined our colleagues in the aging network to Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, April 9, 2011 to raise funds for food for low-income seniors in Philadelphia. SeniorLAW is proud to be a longstanding member of the Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians which provides emergency financial assistance to seniors in need -- for food, shelter, heat and oth… click for more

SeniorPROM 2011 a great success!

Monday, April 4th, 2011
Thank you to all who sponsored, supported and attended our gala on Friday April 1st.  Special thanks to our Event Co-Chairs Gay Parks Rainville and Wendy E. Bookler, and our Event Hosts Karen McRory-Negrin and Richard Negrin, Margie Donohue and William Donohue, and Judge Kathryn Streeter Lewis (Ret.) and Michael J. Lewis.  Click Here for Photos!… click for more

SeniorLAW Center provides testimony to promote access to right to vote!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
SeniorLAW Center provides testimony before the PA House State Government Committee to promote access to the right to vote! SeniorLAW Center Executive Director Karen Buck testified before the House State Government Committee in Harrisburg Monday, March 21st, in opposition to HB 647 and HB 934, requiring photo voter ID, which will create obstacles to the fundamental right to vote of many seniors,… click for more
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