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On July 15, 2014, an article entitled New law gives legal aid for the poor a boost, written by Mary Wilson, Capitol Bureau Chief, was published in witf’s State House Sound Bites.
On July 1, 2014, Senator Greenleaf, Judge Harhut and Sam Milkes appeared on the WITF Smart Talk radio show to discuss the access to justice hearings held last year by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Coalition’s 2014 report and recommendations. You may listen to a delayed broadcast at http://www.witf.org/listen/.
An op-ed, Too many Pennsylvanians face their legal troubles alone, written by the Coalition’s tri-chairs about the Coalition’s report and recommendations was published on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in the Philadelphia Inquirer editorial section. A letter in response to the op-ed, Lawyering for entire city's betterment, written by Len Rieser, was published in the editorial section of the Philadelphia Inquirer on June 26, 2014.
On June 1, 2014, an article titled Access to Justice Panel Urged for PA, written by Joseph A. Sullivan, special counsel and director of pro bono programs at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, and co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Civil Gideon and Access to Justice Coalition, was published in the June 2014 edition of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter.
On May 12, 2014, an article written by Kim Lyons, Pennsylvania leaders explore provision for 'civil Gideon', appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
May 7, 2014, an article entitled "$50 Million More Requested for Civil Legal Aid Funding", by P.J. D'Annunzio, was published by The Legal Intelligencer.
May 7, 2014, a story about the Coalition's Report that was written by Jim Boyle and published in The Pennsylvania Record is available here.
Click here to view the video recording of the Pennsylvania Civil Legal Aid Coalition presentation of their report, Toward Equal Justice for All, to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 6, 2014.
November 6, 2013, an article entitled Civil Gideon Gaining Traction in Pennsylvania, Justices Say, written by P.J. D'Annunzio, was published by the Legal Intelligencer.
November 6, 2013, a blog posted by Rebecca Nuttal, entitled Domestic violence victims hurt by legal aid cuts, was published in the Pittsburgh City Paper.
On October 30, 2013, an article entitled "Hearing in Pittsburgh debates need for 'civil Gideon'", appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
October 7, 2013, a public radio report entitled "The Low-Income Legal Aid Dilemma" aired on 90.5 WESA in Pittsburgh.
May 29, 2013, an editorial entitled Toward Justice For All Regardless of Wealth, published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, highlights the "civil justice gap."
May 28, 2013, an article published in the Scranton Times Tribune, entitled Legal aid access for low-income draws attention, written by Robert Swift, discusses a new bill sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil to increase funding for the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.
May 24, 2013, an article published in The Legal Intelligencer entitled Castille Testifies in Favor of 'Civil Gideon' Funding, written by Amaris Elliott-Engel discusses the testimony, including the opening remarks of Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, presented at the May 23rd hearing.
May 24, 2013, an article entitled Legal Plight of the poor is focus of Pa. Senate hearing, written by Alfred Lubrano, published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, summarizes the May 23rd hearing in Philadelphia.
May 23, 2013, an article published by CBS Philly, entitled Coalition of Lawyers Pledge to Serve Low-Income Families, written by Cherri Gregg, previews the Philadelphia hearing and commends the Civil Legal Justice Coalition.
May 23, 2013, a blog post entitled Hope for those going it alone in court? Se. Greenleaf looks at need for designated legal-aid funding, written by Samantha Melamed on the blog The Naked City.
May 23, 2013, a radio report by Holly Ottenbein entitled Judged, lawyers say poor still lack sorely needed legal aid aired on WHYY's NewsWorks.
May 22, 2013, an article entitled A poor excuse for justice, written by John Baer, published on Philly.com, speaks about the injustice caused by the lack of civil legal services for the poor.
May 20, 2013, an article entitled Advocates Argue for Civil Representation, written by Damon Williams, outlines the need for the civil legal services and the goals of the hearings.
May 8, 2013, an article entitled Pa. Sen. Judiciary Committee holds hearing on 'civil justice gap', written by Jon Campisi and published in The Pennsylvania Record, provides an overview of the testimony presented at the May 7th hearing.