Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN) recognized the recipients of the 2019 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards Celebration on March 26, 2019 at the Hilton Harrisburg. Among those recipients were MBA's own Executive Director Nancy Paul and Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Community Outreach Nancy Walsh for their development of the EPIC (Eviction Prevention and Intervention Coalition.
The EPIC program, launched in early 2018, aims to stabilize vulnerable families and individuals in Montgomery County who are facing eviction by providing them with free legal representation and social services on the day of their eviction hearing. EPIC is a joint partnership between the MBA, Montgomery Bar Foundation, Your Way Home of Montgomery Count, and Montgomery County District Court 38-1-16 (Honorable Margaret Hunsicker, Norristown).
The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards are presented each year to indivuals, groups, and/or organizations that have established excellence and diligence improving the availability and quality of civil legal services for low income pople and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.
This marks the second year in a row that a member of the MBA community has received a PLAN Excellence Award with Immediate Past President Mary C. Pugh, Esq. recognized last year for her tireless support of child advocacy.
Click here to view a video honoring Nancy Paul and Nancy Walsh.