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.
Posted by Marybeth Saporita, NPLS Paralegal, Bethlehem Office on October 9, 2015
As the requests rise for an emotional support animals (ESA), so do the voices of the critics. The New York Times recently published two articles pertaining to college student’s requests for ESAs. The first article talked about the issues involved in addressing a requests on a college campus, such as balancing the rights of individuals with disabilities with those of individuals fearful of or allergic to animals. The second article talked about the readership’s response to the first article. And what a response it is! Apparently, many people don&rsqu
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, 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 being without heat.