April 15, 2016
In April, LASP received an extremely generous cy pres award through cases handled by Cary Flitter of Flitter, Milz, P.C. The award in the amount of $35,000 is a result of successful litigation around improper credit practices, and will be used by LASP to provide legal assistance to clients who are facing issues in the area of consumer law. Read More
February 25th, 2016
On February 16, Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 166 into law, expanding Pennsylvania's expungement law for people with certain misdemeanor convictions. You can read Executive Director Elizabeth W. Fritsch's commentary on the new law at Newsworks.org.
This bill was passed almost unanimously in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate. SB 166 provides a light at the end of the tunnel for Pennsylvanians with a qualifying misdemeanor conviction. Pennsylvanians who have paid their debts to society get a second chance and an opportunity to thrive.
November 13th, 2015
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is accepting applications for its cash, weatherization and crisis grants now through April 1, 2016. For more information, click here or call 1-866-857-7095.
July 29th, 2015
A recent Op-Ed on CNN.Com notes the long-term benefits of civil legal aid including stabilizing families in crisis and saving taxpayers' money in the long run. The Op-Ed notes that "By investing in civil legal aid programs, we can help improve families' long-term economic security while reining in government costs." Read More