HAP and Comcast Co-Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

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

HAP Negotiates New Application Process to Obtain Puerto Rico Birth Certificates

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 […]

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

VA Fully Implements New Appeals Law

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 […]

By |2019-04-11T08:20:51-04:00April 11th, 2019|Blog|

HAP and PECO/Exelon Host a Birth Certificate Clinic

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 […]

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

1st HAP KARE Clinic a Success

This year, HAP launched the Duffy KARE (Kensington, Advocacy, Representation and Empowerment) Project with funding from HAP Board Member, Tom Duffy. HAP held its first KARE legal clinic at the Kensington Storefront on Friday, February 1. Many thanks to Morgan Lewis who sent five new volunteer attorneys to […]

By |2019-02-05T10:41:21-04:00February 5th, 2019|Blog, HAPpenings|

HAP Homeless Client Receives Favorable Decision

“We face a lot of challenges in our country and our world, which can seem overwhelming. But there are individuals in our community, here in Philadelphia, that are struggling and can really use a helping hand navigating the legal system. As lawyers, we have the privilege of being able to help.”– HAP volunteer Luke Repici, […]

By |2019-01-31T15:31:24-04:00January 31st, 2019|Blog|