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Law Center News: September 2013
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Thomas B Schmidt III, Pepper Hamilton
Thomas B. Schmidt III
DLA Piper Legal Team
DLA Piper legal team
Fall Event
2013 Social Justice Gala
Join us on Thursday, October 17th from 5-8 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia as we celebrate this year's Thaddeus Stevens Award winners: Thomas B. Schmidt, III of Pepper Hamilton LLP and DLA Piper. We'll also be joined by guest speaker Congressman Chaka Fattah. Click here to purchase your tickets today!
Garden Justice Call to Action: Philadelphia's Land Bank
As part of the Garden Justice Legal Initiative and as conveners of the Healthy Foods Green Spaces coalition, we are taking an active role in calling on City Council to pass an equitable land bank bill that promotes transparency and accountability in managing vacant land across the city. We need a land bank that works. Click here to find out how you can get involved.
Alan Sandals Law Center News: Alan Sandals and Richard Pasquier Join the Board
At the September meeting of the Board of Directors, the board appointed two new members. Alan Sandals is the principal at Sandals & Associates, P.C. Richard Pasquier is assistant general counsel at FMC Corporation. Both bring extraordinary experience and knowledge to our work and we are grateful for their support. Click here to learn more about Alan and Richard.
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Education News: Law Center Helps Philly Parents File Complaints 
Law Center staff are actively responding to the Philadelphia school funding crisis by helping parents of public school children file complaints with the state when students with special needs do not receive services mandated under their IEPs or when students experience curriculum deficits including lack of art, music, or counseling. The Law Center's Sonja Kerr is also responding by hosting an in-depth training for parents, advocates and attorneys on Wednesday, September 25th. Click here to learn how to file a complaint or attend tomorrow's training.
Patricia Kind Family Foundation
Law Center News: Patricia Kind Family Foundation Grant
We are pleased to announce new support from the Patricia Kind Family Foundation for our Fair Employment Opportunities Project. This employment project uses litigation, education and communications to comprehensively address the significant barriers faced by people with criminal backgrounds when it comes to getting a job, a problem that disproportionately affects male minorities. Click here to learn more.

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