CLS Holiday Intake Closures 2019

Both CLS offices will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.   CLS Center City Office December 23-27: Closed for all new client intake. December 30-January 3: Open for Landlord-Tenant new client intake ONLY Monday December 30 and Thursday January 2. All other new client intake is closed.   CLS North Philadelphia Office…

Testimony in Support of City Bill Increasing the Wage Tax Refund to Low-Income Workers

CLS attorney Montgomery Wilson, Esq, submitted testimony to the City Committee on Finance on November 13, 2019 in support of Bill # 190746 introduced by Councilman Allan Domb, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.  The Bill seeks to increase the amount of the local wage tax refund available for low-income workers.  Under the bill,…

Right to Counsel Passes Philadelphia City Council!

Right to Counsel passed unanimously in Philadelphia City Council on November 14! This bill guarantees low income tenants an attorney in eviction cases and is a critical step towards stabilizing communities, stemming the effects of gentrification, and addressing systemic racism & housing discrimination in Philadelphia. Read more about this legislation here and here. Read CLS…