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 news round-ups highlight their recent activities:
9/22/21 – HIAS PA Executive Director Cathryn Miller-Wilson was on WHYY’s Radio Times to discuss the work the organization is doing to resettle Afghan refugees.
9/21/21 – Lorrain Haw, a plaintiff challenging the 2019 Marsy’s Law ballot questions, penned an op-ed on why she opposes the law even though she supports victim’s rights for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, who is representing her in the case.
9/20/21 – Education Law Center & Public Interest Law Center’s long awaited fair school funding suit has been delayed (again), this time to November.
9/17/21 – Mary Beth Shluckebier, staff attorney at the Public Interest Law Center, wrote an article about community lawyering and how PILC is using those strategies to shift knowledge and power back to people and communities.
9/17/21 – Education Law Center Executive Director Deborah Gordon Klehr wrote about why the School Fair Funding Lawsuit that ELC, along with co-counsel including the Public Interest Law Center, has brought against the Commonwealth is a step towards a more equitable public education system.
9/8/21 – Harold Jordan, the national equity education coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, shared the rights student have when interacting with a school law enforcement officer.
9/7/21 – The Executive Directors of Nationalities Service Center and HIAS Pennsylvania spoke to Pittsburgh’s NPR Station about their work resettling Afghan refugees arriving in Philadelphia.