Will My Stimulus Check Affect My Public Benefits?

April 2021 The MLO Minute: By Jennifer Simons, Esq.           By now many individuals have received at least two, and possibly three, Covid-19 economic stimulus payments. These payments were issued by the federal government to provide financial assistance to those struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic and to help stimulate the economy.…

Attorneys Permitted to Attend Special Education Mediation

March 2021 The MLO Minute: By Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of Special Education Since mediation was first offered through the Office for Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) as an option to resolve special education disputes between school districts/charter schools and families in Pennsylvania, attorneys have not been permitted to participate in the process. The thought was to…

The Importance of Accurate Beneficiary Designations

March 2021 The MLO Minute: By Lesley Mehalick, J.D., LL.M., Jessica Wilson, Esq., and Dennis McAndrews, Esq. In our Estate Administration practice, one of the most difficult, and usually unnecessary, issues involves dealing with assets that have not been properly designated on beneficiary forms, and which are payable to designated beneficiaries outside of the will.…

The Pandemic is Jeopardizing the Mental Health of our Youth

March 2021 The MLO Minute: By Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Director of Marketing and Community Outreach — The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the lives of individuals everywhere and has had an adverse effect on the mental health of many people. Children and teens have been particularly affected by the drastic changes that have occurred over…

Spotlight on Caitlin McAndrews, Esq.!

March 2021: Learn more about Caitlin McAndrews, Esq., Partner at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C.!  In an effort to highlight the incredible work of our attorneys and staff, we continue to film individual spotlight videos as part of a series for our YouTube channel! These interviews include conversations and legal discussions, and are a…

March Special Education Presentations!

March 2021 The MLO Minute — Upcoming Free Special Education Presentations!   “ADHD and Special Education Services” A free WEBINAR presented by Jennifer Grobe, Esq. of McAndrews Law, in conjunction with The Special Education Alliance of Cheltenham (SEAC) DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 4th, 2021 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM LOCATION: Zoom! This webinar is free, but registration is required because space…

School District of Philadelphia Reopening

March 2021 The MLO Minute: By Jennifer Grobe, Esq. — The School District of Philadelphia is scheduled to reopen for in-person learning on March 1. Approximately 9,000 PreK-2 students whose caregivers opted for hybrid learning will begin receiving in-person services two days per week and engage in digital learning the remaining three days.   This…

Unpaid Caregivers for an Elderly Individual or a Person with a Disability Qualify in Phase 1A Group to Receive a Vaccination

January 2021 The MLO Minute: By Jillian Zacks, Esq. —  On January 19, 2021, Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan V. 5 included an updated definition of “health care personnel.” The updated definition of health care personnel includes individuals providing services for the elderly or persons with disabilities in a Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) program. This…

Spotlight on Jennifer Grobe, Esq.!

February 2021: Learn more about Jennifer Grobe, Esq., attorney in our Special Education Department! Our firm continues to film individual spotlight videos, highlighting the tremendous work of our attorneys and staff. These interviews include conversations and legal discussions, and are a wonderful way to get to know our MLO legal family. In this interview, Ally McAndrews,…

The Elderly Are Suffering Greater Hunger Food Insecurity During The Pandemic

February 2021 The MLO Minute: By, Lindsey Conan, Esq. and Dennis McAndrews, Esq. Every one of us has been affected in some manner by the terrible pandemic which has gripped our nation and the world. Even though the work of our law firm has continued unabated while working remotely, we miss the personal contact with…