The Philadelphia Bar Foundation funds nearly 40 legal aid nonprofits, all of whom are doing incredible work in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania for the communities they serve. Our bi-weekly news roundups highlight their recent activities:
8/14/20 – Juvenile Law Center released a report that reviews laws in each that govern registration of children as sex offenders, including recommendations for how to better protect youth in the justice system.
8/14/20 – The Supreme Court will hear a case argued by the ACLU and ACLU-PA that will determine whether private agencies that receive taxpayer money, such as food banks and foster care providers, can decide not to provide services to LGBTQ+ and other individuals for religious reasons.
8/14/20 – Deborah Gordon Klehr, Executive Director of Education Law Center, authored an article for The Legal Intelligencer about inequity within Pennsylvania's public education system and how the state can begin to narrow the education divide.
8/14/20 – Jennifer Clarke, Executive Director of Public Interest Law Center, discussed the epidemic of gun violence in Philadelphia and possible solutions with The Legal Intelligencer.
8/7/20 – A federal court in Pittsburgh ruled that the ACLU-PA can intervene on behalf of voting-rights advocacy groups and voters themselves in a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting by the Trump presidential campaign.
8/1/20 – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are not considered self-employed workers when filing for unemployment in a case brought to the court by Philadelphia Legal Assistance.
7/31/20 – Community Legal Services collaborated with a group of rising 3L students and engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania to build new technology that can assist clients with navigating complicated legal issues.