Joline Price (she/her) is a Supervising Attorney in the Energy Unit at Community Legal Services. Ms. Price represents low-income Philadelphians struggling to afford, restore and maintain access to their gas, electric and water service. She also engages in a wide variety of state and city policy and legislative work. As part of both her individual client work and her systemic advocacy, Ms. Price regularly represents individual clients and groups in proceedings at the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Ms. Price also serves as a member of the Public Advocate team in the Energy Unit, representing the interests of all residential customers (and some small business customers) at the Philadelphia Gas Commission and the Philadelphia Water, Sewer and Stormwater Rate Board.
Ms. Price’s policy focuses include: household-level interventions to address the urban heat island effect, including year round grant assistance, access to air conditioning, affordable electricity and efficient homes; the structure and accessibility of low income bill discount programs at Philadelphia-area utilities; access to quality home repair and weatherization; and protections against termination of utility service.
Ms. Price coordinates much of the Energy Unit’s outreach work, including leading work on utility clinics, community education and trainings, and working with stakeholders.
Ms. Price came to CLS with statewide legal services experience, having worked as a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project and as a Langer, Grogan & Diver Fellow at the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. Ms. Price also served as a Law Clerk to Judge Mary C. Jacobson in New Jersey Superior Court.
Ms. Price received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2012. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007.