Executive Director Dan Atkins receives MLP Award

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,…

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Senior Staff Attorney Jim McGiffin to Receive Award

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…

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Free Tax Resources

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  …

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Manufactured Homeowners Win in Chancery Court

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…

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CLASI and ACLU File Lawsuit on Behalf of Prisoners with Mental Illnesses in Solitary Confinement

At least 100 people with mental illnesses are being held in solitary confinement by the Delaware Department of Corrections under conditions known to make mental illness worse and cause paranoia, self-mutilation, and suicide attempts, according to a lawsuit filed today in federal court by plaintiff Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI). The suit argues that…

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