Philadelphia Bar Association

A recent study by the Philadelphia bar association found that the city's high eviction rate could be reduced if tenants had lawyers in eviction proceedings, just as most landlords do.
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Pat Loeb
November 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Landlord-Tenant Court is on the 6th floor of a Center City office building. Each morning and afternoon, a court officer calls a list of several dozen cases. But most of the work happens through a side door that leads to a series of rooms where the...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
November 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Evictions rates are high across the country but Philadelphia's is 1.5 times the national average. The Philadelphia Bar Association has a proposal they think will help and save the city some money. The Bar Association got consultant Neil Steinkamp to do a study about...
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Shara Dae Howard
September 28, 2018 - 9:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Bar Association, together with the People’s Law School, is offering free-of-charge adult legal education to Philadelphians. Temple University's Fox School of Business is hosting and sponsoring the event. Temple professor of legal studies Dr. Samuel...
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Mayor Jim Kenney addresses the Take Charge Philly convening.
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Cherri Gregg
June 14, 2018 - 6:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia was the first to challene a proposed federal rule change that would bar immigrant families from accessing basic health care and nutrition assistance. Lawyers are gearing up for the next phase of battle. The "public charge" test is a federal...
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Elementary school students are shown at City Hall for a mock trial.
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Mike Dougherty
May 04, 2018 - 11:47 am
Elementary school students were the guests of honor at City Hall on Friday morning. They were there to learn about our judicial system by acting as jurors in a fairytale mock trial. Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolf were both on trial, and their fates were in the hands of a few dozen second- and...
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