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Seeking Justice for Older Americans: SeniorLAW Center in the Legal Intelligencer

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
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Pepper Hamilton triumphs for senior defrauded by repair contractor!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
SeniorLAW Center and Pepper Hamilton are happy to report another victory for their “Fighting Contractor Fraud” pro bono partnership. This case involved a 62-year-old low- income senior who was forced to move to a rented apartment following a fire that devastated her home. She hired a contractor to repair her home and was charged a large down payment. After several weeks of work—and severa… click for more

Senior wins with Cozen O’Connor as her counsel!

Monday, February 25th, 2013
In September 2012 SeniorLAW Center launched a pro bono “practice group” partnership with Cozen O’Connor to expand legal services to senior homeowners victimized by unscrupulous home repair contractors. We trained several litigation attorneys to handle contractor fraud claims and much to our delight, Cozen attorney, Dan Luccaro, has scored the first win for a client. Before coming to Se… click for more

Pepper Hamilton LLC scores another win for a senior defrauded by unscrupulous roofing contractor!

Monday, February 25th, 2013
The “Fighting Contractor Fraud” partnership between SeniorLAW Center and Pepper Hamilton has recorded another victory, this time for a 69-year-old senior living on $540 per month. This unfortunate homeowner paid $2545 cash for a new rubber roof with a 20-year guarantee. Leaks from the “new” roof began almost immediately, making the upstairs hallway of his home unlivable. When senior’s… click for more

Pepper Hamilton LLP selected as SeniorLAW Center’s 2013 Partner of the Year!

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Pepper Hamilton LLP has been selected as SeniorLAW Center’s 2013 Partner of the Year. This award, presented to an outstanding organization each year, recognizes an exceptional partner whose efforts have significantly promoted our important mission of protecting the rights of older Pennsylvanians. SeniorLAW Center has a dynamic, multi-faceted partnership with Pepper: a vibrant pro bono p… click for more

Applications are now being accepted for LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Applications are now being accepted for LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP Now Open for 2012-2013 LIHEAP, The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of … click for more

Did you have a bad voting surprise?

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
The City Commissioners, who run Philadelphia’s elections, said that they would look into the matter of voters who believed they were registered to vote, but were forced to vote by provisional ballot because their names were not in the poll books, and make the report public. You can help the Commissioners find out what happened. If you voted provisionally because your name was not in th… click for more

SeniorLAW Center’s Larry Felzer selected to receive GALLOP leadership award!

Monday, November 5th, 2012
SeniorLAW Center’s Director of Development and Finance Lawrence S. Felzer is being honored with the prestigious Michael Greenberg Community Service Award by GALLOP, Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia, recognizing an attorney for outstanding leadership, activism and advocacy.  This award is given annually in memory of one of the founders of Philadelphia Attorneys for Human Rights (PAHR), th… click for more

Voter ID is NOT required to Vote on November 6th

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Important Election Day and Voter ID Reminders from SeniorLAW Center November 2012 Photo ID is NOT Required to vote on November 6th! Your vote is your voice. The election for President and Vice President, U.S. Senator and Representative, and State Senator an… click for more

Absentee ballot deadline extended in Pennsylvania as state recovers from massive storm

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy forcing several county courthouses to close, Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to request an absentee ballot by two days, to Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. The deadline to return a voted absentee ballot HAS NOT been extended. These ballots are due Friday, Nov. 2. SeniorLAW Center strongly encourages all senior voters are ill or disabled and qualif… click for more
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