April 29, 1990 |
For people who think legal advice is an expensive investment, the Delaware County Bar Association is offering a solution. To celebrate Law Day, the association will offer free advice this week in person and by phone. Tuesday is the 33d anniversary of the event, established by former President Eisenhower. "Law Day is not a national holiday, nor is it a lawyers day," said Elizabeth C. Price, executive director of the bar association. "Rather, it is an occasion to learn more about our rights and responsibilities as citizens and to reflect upon our legal heritage and the principles of our democratic government.
July 17, 1988 |
About 35 members of Harmony Lodge 985 got some free financial and legal advice last week. The group gathered Tuesday in a conference room at the Liberty Bank branch at Bustleton Avenue and Loney Street. They were there to hear guest speakers Stuart Ettingoff, a vice president of investments for Prudential-Bache Inc., and Arlen Tompkins, an attorney with the Abrahams & Lowenstein law firm. Ettingoff gave advice on financial planning to members of the lodge, a Brith Sholom fraternal organization of Jewish singles 40 years and older that is based in the Northeast.
August 30, 1987 |
Veronica Glackin has seen the future, and she is worried. About seven years ago, her mother entered an Elkins Park nursing home, and Glackin, 57, expects that she, too, will need help with daily tasks someday. Glackin, a resident of Northeast Philadelphia, said she was particularly concerned about what would happen to her home and who would pay her funeral expenses. Glackin was one of about 20 people who attended a meeting organized by the Community Legal Services Elderly Law Project at the Township Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday night.
February 3, 2016 |
Since the disputed 2000 presidential contest and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore , the law governing elections has become ever more contentious as the political parties vie for the slightest advantage. Seeing a growing market for legal advice on everything from campaign finance to congressional redistricting, Center City's Ballard Spahr law firm has created a practice group with 15 lawyers to guide political candidates, parties, and corporations through the thickets of case law, statutes, and regulations that govern political contests.
March 13, 1997 |
In January, a Philadelphia law firm seemed destined to become the first for-profit firm in the nation to win a federal contract to provide legal advice to a county's low-income residents. But now, the firm has withdrawn its bid to provide such services in Montgomery and Delaware Counties. In a statement yesterday, the federal Legal Services Corp., which had established competitive bidding on legal services contracts for the first time last year, said that Dessen, Moses, & Sheinoff had decided not to accept the contracts for the two counties it won. Federal officials had said that the firm was picked over its competitors, both of which had been awarded contracts for many years, because it could provide superior service through a high-tech telephone screening system that it had perfected in handling group-services contracts with large organizations such as the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.
June 29, 2005 |
The Chester County commissioners yesterday agreed to seek legal advice on a decades-old policy that allows county workers to punch ballot cards for voters who don't follow write-in instructions. In cases where voters have written in a name but have not completed the step of punching the card, the county's Voter Services Bureau employees have been poking out the chad so the vote can be machine-read, a practice known as "administrative punching. " County Commissioner Andrew Dinniman called for a review of the practice after it came to light in a contentious Coatesville City Council primary election that was decided by two votes.
December 6, 2003 |
A day after learning that an ethics complaint filed against him was faxed from Democrat Fred Madden's campaign headquarters, State Sen. George Geist said yesterday he would seek legal advice on the issue. But Geist, the Republican who lost to Madden by 63 votes last month, stopped short of saying he would take legal action and said he would not contest the election results. "I wish the voters knew these revelations before the election," he said. "Respectfully, I move on, but the controversy continues about the conspiracy.
December 2, 2004 |
First Assistant Gloucester County Counsel Harold Crass has been acquitted in Woodbury Municipal Court of charges that he assaulted his former girlfriend during what she had described as "rough sex. " Crass, 57, was also found not guilty of harassing Tanya DeJohn, 30, of Woodbury, according to a written decision released this week by Judge Louis J. Belasco Jr. Belasco said that Crass, who has a private practice in Woodbury, began an extramarital...
June 30, 2016 |
Center City's Blank Rome said Tuesday that four lawyers and additional staff from the Los Angeles family-law firm of Phillips Lerner will join the firm effective Friday, adding to its matrimonial and family-law group. The lawyers are Stacy Phillips, Marc Lerner, Kevin Martin, and Pauline Martin. The group provides legal advice in matters such as divorce, custody, paternity, domestic partnerships, and dealing with domestic violence. In addition to her legal practice, Phillips is the author of Divorce: It's All About Control – How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars . email@example.com 215-854-5957 @cmondics
March 7, 2014 |
Saying that impostor lawyers are stealing "thousands of dollars" from immigrants, Philadelphia City Councilman Dennis O'Brien will introduce a bill Thursday aimed at stopping the practice known as " notario fraud. " The word notario is referenced because in Latin American countries, a notario publico is a lawyer. O'Brien's legislation would establish regulations for licenses, public disclosures, prohibited acts, and penalties. "These [scammers] have no credentials," said O'Brien.