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All Sexual Assault Survivors Deserve Independence

All Survivors of Sexual Assault Deserve Independence

All sexual assault survivors deserve independence and autonomy as they build a life of their choosing, yet outdated PA laws make it difficult for single parents to do so.

Arly Smith-Pearson, Staff Attorney in our Family Law Unit, represents survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence in child custody and protective order cases, often in collaboration with advocates from our partners at WOAR and WAA. To recognize April as sexual assault awareness month, Arly highlights how challenging the legal system is for survivors—even as they “win” their criminal and civil suits.

Four Things I Didn’t Know Before Becoming a Tax Advocate for Low-Income Taxpayers

Image of Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia with the text "Four Things I Didn’t Know Before Becoming a Tax Advocate for Low-Income Taxpayers" by Anthony Marqusee

Anthony Marqusee has been an advocate in Philadelphia Legal Assistance's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic since 2017. In this blog post Anthony describes four things he's learned about how audits affect low-income people.

PLA Wins Commonwealth Court Victory in Uber Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 25, 2018

Julia Simon-Mishel
Staff Attorney, Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Phone: (215) 981-3889