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SeniorLAW Center and Blank Rome Pro Bono Partnership Featured in the Legal Intelligencer

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Reprinted with permission from the 3/27/2012 issue of The Legal Intelligencer © 2012 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Further duplication without permission is prohibited.  All rights reserved. It has been said that if you want to be incrementally better, be competitive, but if you want to be exponentially better, be cooperative. Kathy E. Ochroch and Karen Buck 2012-03-27 12:00:00 AM It h… click for more

Fraud Alert!!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Fraud Alert from our friends at HHS. Please share this with at risk consumers. Fraud Alert for People with Diabetes Criminals who plot to defraud the Government and steal money from the American people have a new target: people with diabetes. Although the precise method may vary, the scheme generally involves someone pretending to be from the Government, a diabetes association, or even M… click for more

ACTION ALERT: Stop the Asset Test for SNAP Benefits, Help Fight Hunger

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Seniors and Hunger Governor Corbett plans to bar Pennsylvania seniors and families with modest savings from getting SNAP (food stamps) starting May 1.  This issue is of great concern to seniors.   Families with as little as $2,000 ($3,250 for seniors and people with disabilities) would no longer qualify for benefits. Under the proposed asset test, tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians would be… click for more

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
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