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Do You Have a Criminal Record that Might Be Sealed Under Pennsylvania’s New Clean Slate Law? Clean Slate permits many criminal cases in PA to be sealed – taken out of public view, so they...
Parents! Are you being investigated by Philadelphia DHS (Department of Human Services)? Are you receiving DHS or CUA (Community Umbrella Agency) services? Are you unsure about your rights...
CLS Aging and Disabilities Unit Staff Attorney Testimony of Pamela Walz, Esq., delivered the following testimony on Community Health Choices before the Philadelphia City Council on October 22,...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on October 16, 2018. My name is Jamie Gullen and I am a Supervising Attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council on October 16, 2018. My name is Tracie Johnson and I am an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Greenberg Traurig in the...
Philadelphia is changing rapidly, and with it, property values and rents are rising.  Philadelphia has typically lagged behind its peers In New York, Chicago, D.C., and Los Angeles in...
CLS Housing Unit Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips sent the following letter on September 10, 2018 to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Urban Affairs and Housing Committee in...
The following letter was sent to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on October 8, 2018 by CLS attorney Maria Pulzetti. Dear Representative, Please vote no on SB 6, which harms families,...
Michael Froehlich, the Managing Attorney of CLS's Homeownership & Consumer Rights Unit, filed an amicus brief in an important homeownership case that came before the Pennsylvania Supreme...
Research, data, and most importantly, the lived experiences of people with criminal records show that expungement and sealing can be life-changing for the vast number of people who qualify.  The...