Law Center Updates

Help stand up for homes without discrimination this holiday season

Housing is fundamental. Without it, securing other essential resources—like a high-quality public education, access to quality healthcare, and employment that pays a living wage—is an uphill battle. At the Public Interest Law Center, we strengthen existing laws and forge paths for Philadelphians to secure affordable and safe housing. Philadelphia has an affordable housing crisis. More […]

Board Members Speak Out: Charles Lange on the Law Center’s Impact

This is the second entry in our occasional series, “Board Members Speak Out,” collecting stories and testimonials from members of our board of directors about why our work matters to them. Charles Lange, an associate attorney with Faegre Drinker, joined the Law Center’s board of directors in 2022. October 27, 2023 – I joined the […]

Statement by the Public Interest Law Center

October 17, 2023 – A central value of the Public Interest Law Center is respect for the humanity of all, no matter what you look like, who you worship, who you love, or where you were born. In that vein, the Law Center condemns the abhorrent targeted killings in the terrorist attacks carried out by […]

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and lawyers’ response to the civil rights movement

We recently learned that the Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis law firm will soon wind down its operations and dissolve itself after nearly 90 years. The firm played a critical role in the founding of the Law Center, and indeed in advancing civil rights through public interest lawyering across the country in response to the civil rights movement.

The Law Center elects New Board Leadership at their 2023 Annual Meeting 

The Public Interest Law Center elects new board leadership at their 2023 annual meeting  Molly Flynn, a partner with Barnes & Thornburg, was elected Chair. Mark Kasten, counsel with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, was elected Vice Chair Philadelphia, PA – At their May 18, 2023, annual meeting, the board of directors for the Public Interest […]

The Law Center is seeking proposals from event planners

February 15, 2023 – The Public Interest Law Center is seeking a qualified and experienced fundraising event planner to manage the execution of the Law Center’s Annual Event, to be held in Philadelphia in the fall of 2023. The Event Planner’s scope of services should include concept development, event planning, assistance with event sponsorships and […]

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