Posted by Victoria Coyle, NPLS Executive Director on October 28, 2015
PBI, PBA and PLAN are pleased to honor Pennsylvania pro bono volunteers with the release of 10 one-hour free CLE videos offering training for lawyers taking a pro bono case from any legal aid, county bar or other poverty law organization. A list of the ten CLE programs is attached along with a letter from the Presidents of the three sponsors. These ten videos allow pro bono volunteers to get free online CLE from the comfort of their office desks while gaining valuable insight into a variety of common pro bono matters.
A new set of officers was elected to NPLS’ Board of Directors effective October 22, 2015. Elizabeth Burton, Esq. replaces outgoing Board President Edward Hoffman, Jr., Esq., who completed two years as President. In addition to Elizabeth's role of NPLS Board President, she also serves on our fundraising committee. D. Toni Byrd, Esq. will serve as Vice President. Client board member, Clara Smith was elected as Board Secretary and Frances Gruber, Esq. will serve as Treasurer.
Posted by Peggy Engle, Managing Attorney Pittston Office on October 13, 2015
Purple ribbons, t-shirts, and banners are a frequent sight this month because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The color purple is used to symbolize the strength and courage of the survivors and victims of domestic violence.
One of the keys to combatting Domestic Violence is awareness. Throughout October a number of vigils will be held and programs offered to bring light to this prevalent issue nationwide.