Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

All workshops will be presented virtually by webinar on the Zoom platform. You must register for individual workshop webinars by clicking the Register for the Webinar button appearing in the workshop description and completing the registration information to be admitted into the webinar.

Pennsylvania CLE credits will be available to attorneys who actively participate in webinars and indicate their participation through polls displayed periodically during the webinars.
Back To Schedule
Thursday, September 10 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Utility Law Review and Update: Utility Advocacy for Assistance in the COVID-19 Era

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

This interactive session for new and seasoned advocates will cover the latest changes in utility assistance programs and energy advocacy in Pennsylvania.

Participants will learn about the current regulations governing billing. collections, and terminations, including a real-time update on shut off moratorium defense and policy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants will also receive a refresher on regulatory protections, available assistance programs, and other critical issues faced by low income utility consumers.


Giovanna Brackbill

Legal Fellow, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project
Giovanna Brackbill is a temporary part-time Legal Fellow, working under the supervision of PULP’s staff attorneys, while she studies for the PA bar exam. She serves individuals calling PULP’s utility hotline and works on COVID moratorium defense & post-moratorium policy advocacy... Read More →

Ria Pereira

Staff Attorney, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project
Ria Pereira is a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project (PULP) where she provides legal representation, training, consultation, and support services in utility and energy matters affecting low-income residents and community organizations in Pennsylvania.
avatar for Josie Pickens

Josie Pickens

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Co-Director Energy Unit
Josie B.H. Pickens is a supervising attorney and co-director of the Energy Unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS). She represents low-income residential utility consumers in disputes to access and afford utility service. Her practice includes systemic advocacy and... Read More →

Thursday September 10, 2020 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Zoom .