Law Center Updates

Law Center Welcomes New Fellow, Launches Community Garden Initiative to Provide Legal Aid to Urban Growers

In September 2011, attorney and long-time community organizer Amy Laura Cahn joined the Law Center to launch the Garden Justice Legal Initiative, an effort to provide pro bono legal support, advocacy, and policy research to community gardens and urban farmers in Philadelphia’s communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, and historically disinvested neighborhoods. The initiative […]

New Board Officers & Members

At its March 2011 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia elected Eric Rothschild to serve a term as Board Chair, and the Board elected Brian T. Feeney to serve as its Vice Chair. Mr. Rothschild is a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP and a member of the firm’s […]

Law Center Welcomes New Board Members

The Law Center is pleased to welcome Carlos S. Montoya and Joseph W. “Chip” Marshall, III to our Board of Directors. Mr. Montoya currently serves as Assistant General Counsel at ARAMARK Healthcare, and has also worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and clerked for the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter. He is joining the Law […]

Sign Installed in Renovated Ned Wolf Park Commemorates Ned’s “Burning Passion for Social Justice”

In April, 2011 a sign was placed in Ned Wolf Park, located at the corner of Ellet and McCallum Streets, to commemorate the life and work of Edwin (Ned) C. Wolf, the Law Center’s first Executive Director. The park, located in Philadelphia’s West Mt. Airy neighborhood, was posthumously dedicated to Ned in 1979. The placement […]

Law Center Press Coverage 2010

DEP hears from Eddystone residents Delco Times, December 14, 2010 Take a stand. Speak up. Insist on being included in the discussion. Philadelphia Public School Notebook, October 11, 2010. What’s our message? Philadelphia Public School Notebook, September 30, 2010 Big names in education in town Thursday Philadelphia Public School Notebook, September 28, 2010 Pennhurst attraction […]

Law Center Press Coverage 2009

Medicaid suit focuses on physicians’ pay Florida Herald-Tribune, November 1, 2009 Florida Doctors Challenge Low Medicaid Pay, December 28, 2009 Adjudicating School Reform Center for American Progress Blog, September 21, 2009 Judge sides with LMSD, Concerned Black Parents will appeal federal judge’s decision in racial discrimination lawsuit Main Line Times, September 3, 2009 Casino’s […]

Law Center Press Coverage 2008

State to Close Fernald and 3 other Institutions Boston Globe, December 12, 2008 Sonnenschein Secures Pro Bono Class Action Victory for Disabled Clients, November 18, 2008 Lawsuit is Filed Over Ballot Rule in Pennsylvania New York Times, October 23, 2008 Lawsuit: Paper Ballots Should Be on Hand in PA, October 23, 2008 Spoiled […]


Lawsuit claims SEPTA violates federal, state laws on background checks – Government Security News, June 1, 2016 New allegations, plaintiffs step forward in SEPTA background check violation lawsuit – Philadelphia Business Journal, May 31, 2016 SEPTA Background Checks Lawsuit Adds New Allegations and Plaintiffs – PR Newswire, May 31, 2016 If SEPTA Didn’t Hire You […]

Special Education in Alaska

The Law Center has been involved in several special education cases in Alaska.

Law Center News

Tales from the Front Lines of Pro Bono: PILCOP – Philadelphia Bar Reporter, May 2011

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