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IRS Warns of New Phone Scam Involving Bogus Certified Letters; Reminds People to Remain Vigilant Against Scams, Schemes this Summer

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:43
The Internal Revenue Service has warned people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card.

Free Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - June 21

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 08:11
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. will be sponsoring a free Family Law Help Desk on June 21 at the Family Court Administration Office, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA. To apply for the Family Law Help Desk contact Lackawanna Pro Bono at (570) 961-2714.

PUC Offers #WaysToStayCool; Energy Saving & Cooling Tips as First Summer “Hot Weather Alert” is Issued

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 13:54
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission urged residents across the state to consider ways to conserve energy and stay cool as temperatures across the Mid-Atlantic Region are expected to remain in the 90’s through mid-week.

Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - June 12

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 14:45
Lackawanna Pro Bono will be offering a FREE Family Law Help Desk on June 12, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. at the Family Court Administration Office, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA. Registration is required to see an attorney.

Webinar: Community HealthChoices (CHC): What Consumers, Advocates, and Providers Need to Know

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:26
The Pennsylvania Health Law Project will be holding a free webinar on Community HealthChoices, Pennsylvania's New Managed Care Program, on June 14, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Community HealthChoices Webinar - May 31

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:32
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services will be holding a free webinar on May 31, 2017 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm highlighting the upcoming “Community HealthChoices” program.

Introduction to Citizenworks Webinar - May 23

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 07:37
Immigration Advocates Network is holding a webinar on May 23 to provide information about Citizenshipworks, a free, multilingual online platform designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of naturalization application assistance. Organizations with and without legal capacity can use Citizenshipworks to enhance service delivery.

PUC Highlights National Electrical Safety Month, Urges Contractors and Homeowners to be Aware of Dangers and Address Hazards

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:43
In conjunction with National Electrical Safety Month, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today urged contractors and homeowners across the state to learn more about electrical hazards at work and at home, and to take steps to avoid possible accidents and injuries.

Driver’s License Restoration Clinic - May 11 (Norristown)

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 09:40
State Senator Daylin Leach and Legal Aid of Southeastern PA will be holding a Driver’s License Restoration Clinic on Thursday, May 11 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Carver Center, 249 Jacoby Street, Norristown, Pa. Pre-registration is required.

Free Birth Certificate Clinic in Levittown - May 5

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:24
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania will be holding a free birth certificate clinic, with sponsorship from Penn Community Bank and Hill Wallack LLP, on May 5 in Levittown. Registration is required at 215-781-1111 ext 200.

IRS Provides Tips on Determining If It’s Really The IRS At Your Door

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:44
The Internal Revenue Service has created a special new page on IRS.gov to help taxpayers determine if a person visiting their home or place of business claiming to be from the IRS is legitimate or an imposter.

IRS Reminder: Use IRS.gov for Fast Answers as April 18 Deadline Nears

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 07:26
With the tax deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they can use IRS.gov to find fast answers to tax questions, use free online tools and find key tax forms and publications.

Attorney General Shapiro warns of tax scams

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 15:40
With the deadline looming to file tax returns, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is urging Pennsylvanians to beware of scam artists looking to steal their money and financial information as they prepare to file their returns.

Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - April 12

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 15:20
Lackawanna Pro Bono will be offering a FREE Family Law Help Desk on April 12, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. at the Family Court Administration Office, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA. Registration is required to see an attorney.

PUC Offers Tips on Door-to-Door Sales by Energy Suppliers; Encourages Consumers to Be Aware of Rights & Shopping Options

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:43
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission offers consumer tips on door-to-door sales and marketing activities by agents of competitive electric and natural gas suppliers, reminding consumers of their rights as well as their options when it comes to shopping for and selecting a competitive supplier for gas or electric service.

Commission on Crime and Delinquency Announces New Mobile App to Assist Victims of Crime

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:49
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has unveiled a new mobile application designed to assist victims of crime in Pennsylvania. The new mobile application will allow victims of crime to more easily find the services available to them.

PUC Urges Preservation of Federal Funding for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Weatherization Assistance Program

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:29
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission encouraged members of the Commonwealth’s Congressional delegation to continue federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Weatherization Assistance Program. Recommendations to eliminate funding for both of these programs are included in the President’s preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.

Free Expungement Clinic in Philadelphia - March 25

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:40
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia will be holding a free expungement clinic on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Called To Serve CDC, Zion Baptist Church, 3600 N Broad St. in Philadelphia.

Family Law Help Desk in Scranton - March 27

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:06
Lackawanna Pro Bono will be offering a FREE Family Law Help Desk on March 27, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. at the Family Court Administration Office, 200 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA. Registration is required to see an attorney.

Webinar: Protect Your Community with Immi

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:40
Webinar on March 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm Eastern. Immi is a free online platform in English and Spanish that safely and simply screens for immigration options, provides plain language know your rights and community education resources, and connects users to over 1,000 local nonprofit immigration legal providers

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