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In 1990, CLS lawyers won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed hundreds of thousands of low-income, disabled children to become eligible for Social Security benefits. In Sullivan v...
This article was originally published in Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review - Spring 2005. Copyright (c) 2015 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review; Rasheedah Phillips. The...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorney Jenny Kye at the Public Meeting on Managed Long-Term Supports and Services on June 26, 2015. Good afternoon.  My name is Jennifer Kye,...
House Bill 758 would allow courts to garnish up to 25% of a defendant’s gross earnings to pay for court costs and fines.  This would be a deeply counterproductive measure.  Community Legal...
The following testimony was delivered by CLS attorneys Robert W. Ballenger, Thu B. Tran, and George D. Gould on June 10, 2015 to the Philadelphia City Council Finance Committee. The Energy Unit at...
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has been failing in its job to protect nursing home residents.  Over the past several years, DOH has significantly decreased the issuance of sanctions...
The following testimony was delivered by Michael R. Froehlich, Managing Attorney of Community Legal Services' Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit, to the Philadelphia City Council Committee on...
The following testimony was delivered by Monty Wilson, Community Legal Services Supervising Attorney, to the Philadelphia City Council Committee on Finance on June 8, 2015. Good morning members of...
Although severely and predictably battered by the Great Recession, Pennsylvania’s UC Trust Fund, through which UC benefits are paid, was recently returned to positive cash flow and is well on the...