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A landlord who owned properties in Coopersburg settled a housing discrimination complaint earlier this month after allegations that he discriminated against families with children by refusing to rent a second-floor apartment to applicants with children. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a charge of discrimination against the landlord in October. According to HUD’s charge, the landlord posted a Craiglist advertisement that stated the apartment was “not suitable for children due to the exterior landing and stairs."

We are pleased to release our FY 2014-15 Annual Report - CLOSING THE JUSTICE GAP

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.

The following workshops will be offered for Headstart parents:


Monday, November 2. 2015- Carson St. Center, Hazleton- 10:00 am (Luzerne County)

Monday, November 2, 2015- Edwardsville Center- 2:00 pm (Luzerne County)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015- Plains Center- 8:30 am (Luzerne County)

Friday, November 6, 2015- Vine St. West Center, Hazleton- 9:00 am (Luzerne County)

Monday, November 23, 2015- Dallas, PA - 10:00 AM (Luzerne County)


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    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.