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HAP and Morgan Lewis Co-Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

By |2019-07-16T13:56:26-04:00July 16th, 2019|Blog|

On Tuesday morning, July 16, 2019, HAP and Morgan Lewis hosted a birth certificate clinic. 28 volunteers from law firms Morgan Lewis and Holland & Knight and companies, Prudential and Hewlett Packard processed a total of 85 birth certificate applications, including 64 for adults and 21 for children.

HAP and Comcast Co-Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

By |2019-05-17T12:13:41-04:00May 15th, 2019|Blog|

On May 15, 35 volunteers from Comcast and 4 volunteers from the law firm, DLA Piper, processed 112 birth certificate applications (88 for adults and 24 for children) from nine states at Comcast’s 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Headquarters. This crucial identifying document helps our clients access employment, housing, and other services.

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HAP Negotiates New Application Process to Obtain Puerto Rico Birth Certificates

By |2019-05-23T11:45:32-04:00May 8th, 2019|Blog, HAPpenings|

HAP’s Senior Staff Attorney Pat Malley and Director of Operations Tanya Rambert, with help from Dechert legal assistant Denise Neris, negotiated with the attorney for the Puerto Rico Department of Vital Records to obtain clarification of the application process to receive birth certificates from Puerto Rico.  After months of HAP volunteers having their clients’ applications […]

VA Fully Implements New Appeals Law

By |2019-09-03T15:40:48-04:00April 11th, 2019|Blog, Veterans Blog|

On February 19th of this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act (AMA), which was passed by Congress in 2017. Over the last year, the VA offered some veterans the option of participating in a pilot program that greatly resembled the new program. Now that the new […]

HAP and PECO/Exelon Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

By |2019-03-14T12:38:31-04:00March 14th, 2019|Blog|

On March 13, 2019, 53 volunteers from the corporate legal departments of PECO/Exelon, Comcast, Farmers Insurance, and Merck; and the law firm Morgan Lewis, assisted 99 homeless clients (75 adults and 24 children) in applying for their birth certificates from Pennsylvania and 7 other states. Thank you to PECO/Exelon and team pro bono leaders Jennedy […]