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Philadelphia Free Legal Aid

In Philadelphia city of brotherly love, there are many free legal aid programs, legal assistance, legal help for those who cannot affort an attorney.  Some legal services are discounted based on income.  Philadelphia legal aid is provided by a host of sources, including non-profit organizations and law school clinics.

 

Non-Profit Philadelphia Legal Aid

Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Community Legal Services


Community Legal Services
 
1424 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia , PA 19102
(215) 981-3700
http://www.clsphila.org/

 

 

 

Community Legal Services, Law Center North Central 
3638 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia , PA 19140
(215) 227-2400
http://www.clsphila.org/

 

 

 

North Penn Legal Services (Montrose Office)  
Federal Building, Room 108, Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 265-6127
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

 

 

 

North Penn Legal Services (Scranton Office)  
Suite 300, 507 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 342-0184
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

 

 

 

North Penn Legal Services (Stroudsburg Office)  
10 N.10th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(570) 424-5338
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

 

 

 

North Penn Legal Services (Sunbury Office)  
133 N. 2nd Street, Sunbury, PA 17801
(570) 286-5687
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

 

 

 

North Penn Legal Services (Towanda Office)  
One Progress Plaza, Suite 11, Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-6127
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

 

 

 

North Penn Legal Services (Tunkhannock Office)  
Wyoming County Human Services Building, Route 29 South, PO Box 703, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-5149
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

 

 

 

North Penn Legal Services (Wilkes-Barre Office)  
15 Public Sq., Ste 410, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 825-8567
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

 

 

 

North Penn Legal Services (Williamsport Office)  
329 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 323-8741
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

 

 

 

Northwestern Legal Services (Bradford Office)  
100 Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701
New Clients: 800-665-6957; Others: 814-362-6596
www.nwls.org

 

 

 

Philadelphia Legal Assistance  
1424 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-981-3800
www.philalegal.org

 

 

 

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania 
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-587-9377
www.aidslawpa.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania 
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107
New Clients: 1-800-692-7443; Others: 215-238-8070
http://www.drnpa.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education Law Center - Pennsylvania 
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 238-6970
http://www.elc-pa.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equality Advocates Pennsylvania 
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 605 , Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-731-1447 
http://www.equalitypa.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends of Farmworkers 
924 Cherry Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 733-0878
www.Friendsfw.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. 
1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-587-3350
http://www.legalclinicforthedisabled.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Assistance Program - Philadelphia Bar Association 
1101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-238-6388

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PA SeniorLAW HelpLine 
100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1810, Philadelphia, PA 19110
1-877-PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)
http://www.seniorlawcenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center 
1424 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 981-3800
http://www.philalegal.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Health Law Project 
The Corn Exchange, 123 Chestnut St. Suite 400 , Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-3663
http://www.phlp.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project 
924 Cherry St., Suite 523, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-925-2966
www.pailp.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) 
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 523-9550
www.phillyvip.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia 
United Way Building, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-627-7100
www.pilcop.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia) 
100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1810, Philadelphia, PA 19110
General 215-988-1244; Intake 215-988-1242
http://www.seniorlawcenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temple Legal Aid Office 
1719 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-1800
http://www.law.temple.edu/pages/Academics/Clinical_LawSchool_Clinics.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elderly Law Project - Temple University Beasley School of Law 
1719 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204- 6887 
http://www.law.temple.edu/pages/Academics/Clinical_LawSchool_Clinics.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pension Rights Project 
100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1810, Philadelphia, PA 19110
866-735-7737
mid-americapensions.org

 

 

 

This group does not provide legal representation in court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women's Law Project 
125 S. 9th Street, # 300, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215.928.9801
http://www.womenslawproject.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Philadelphia Legal Aid from Law School Clinics

 

Villanova Law Clinics

 

 

Penn Law Clinics

 

CIVIL PRACTICE CLINIC

 

Certified by state and federal courts to represent indigent clients in a broad range of civil litigation, students interview clients, draft legal pleadings, engage in client counseling and negotiation with opposing parties, and serve as trial counsel in court and administrative proceedings.

DETKIN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY LEGAL CLINIC (FORTHCOMING)

Students gain valuable insights and professional experience in the real world of IP and technology law and commercialization.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEGAL CLINIC

Students provide direct representation to entrepreneurs, businesses, and social entrepreneurs from underserved communities on matters such as business structuring, contract drafting and review, intellectual property, managing employees, negotiating, asset acquisitions and dispositions, business strategy, and regulatory requirements.

MEDIATION CLINIC

Students learn about conflict resolution, creative problem solving, and mediation theory, and then serve as court- or agency-approved mediators in a broad range of court, agency, neighborhood, and campus disputes.

LEGISLATIVE CLINIC

After studying legislative process, statutory drafting, and legislative advocacy, students work on pending legislation and public policy issues at the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and the Pennsylvania state legislature.

INTERDISCIPLINARY CHILD ADVOCACY CLINIC

Students team with medical, nursing, and social policy and practice students to represent vulnerable children in court hearings, participate in developing a plan to serve the child’s best interest, and work with parents, counsel, and relevant agencies.

SUPREME COURT CLINIC

The only clinic that continues for a full academic year, students work on real Supreme Court cases, including conducting research, writing briefs and participating in moot court rehearsals that are held prior to oral arguments at One First Street.

TRANSNATIONAL LEGAL CLINIC

Students work with clients across cultures, languages, borders and legal systems in asylum and other immigration cases. Students also engage in human rights advocacy through litigation, legislative and policy initiatives, community organizing and other written and visual legal advocacy tools.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLINIC

Students get firsthand criminal defense experience trying misdemeanor and felony cases in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Philadelphia Municipal Court under the supervision of experienced attorneys from the Defender Association of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s leading public defender organizations.

LAWYERING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

Students examine common lawyering themes that confront public interest and pro bono lawyers and participate in simulated exercises taken from actual practice that are specially designed to place students in governance roles of public interest legal advocacy organizations.

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIPS AT DIVERSE PRACTICE SETTINGS

Drawing upon Philadelphia’s vibrant legal community and award-winning public interest organizations, students gain academic credit while providing direct legal representation at these distinguished organizations.

 

 

 

 

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