After weeks of negotiation arising from a formal threat of litigation, officials at the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services and its Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) have changed their policy on rationing coverage of life-saving drugs to cure Hepatitis C virus (HCV). On March 28, 2016, attorneys from Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. of Delaware,…Details
CLASI Paralegal Abby Samuels participated on a panel at the University of Delaware on Solitary Confinement in Prisons on April 18, 2016.
The Disabilities Law Program is monitoring polling places in the Presidential Primary for accessibility for people with disabilities. To report on your experience at a polling place, please take a few minutes to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DLP2016VoterSurvey-PresidentialPrimaryDetails
The National Medical-Legal Partnership presented Executive Director Daniel G. Atkins with its Distinguished Medical-Legal Partnership Advocate Award at the National MLP Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 7, 2016. The award recognizes an MLP practitioner (from health care, law, medicine, nursing, public health, or social work) who has made a significant contribution to the research,…Details
The Delaware St. Thomas More Society will present the Monsignor Taggart Award to CLASI Senior Staff Attorney James G. McGiffin, Jr. This prestigious award is presented each year to a member of the Society who exemplifies the following characteristics: – Strong and pervasive sense of justice – Personal courage and conviction – Commitment to law, community and…Details
Taxes for 2015 are due by Monday, April 18, 2016. The following pamphlets provide information about free tax resources in each county in Delaware. New Castle County: Tax Resources-NCC Tax Resources-NCC Spanish Kent County: Tax Resources-KC Tax Resources-KC Spanish Sussex County: Tax Resources-SC …Details
SAVE THE DATE! October 20, 2016 Bid on a winter week’s luxurious stay in Maui, fine art, fine wine and other fabulous items while supporting free legal services to low-income Delawareans. More details to follow…Details
The Delaware Chancery Court recently ruled that manufactured homeowners are not required to belong to an official manufactured homeowners association in order to challenge unjustified rent hikes. Homeowners were very grateful for CLASI’s assistance in this case, stating the victory would not have been possible without representation by CLASI attorneys Jim McGiffin and Brian Eng. Find…Details
I am sharing this news with an extremely heavy heart. CLASI’s CFO, Keith Criddell, died suddenly on Nov. 20 at age 53. It was a horrible shock and has hit us all very hard. Perhaps it is the dissonance of his death—he seemed so healthy, so young, fit, and strong. Perhaps it is the human…Details
CLASI’s Medical-Legal partnership is expanding to include Christiana Care Health System (CCHS).