MidPenn Legal Services - Lancaster

MidPenn Legal Services - Lancaster


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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts.

Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court:
- Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases
- Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody
- Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only)
- Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions
- SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons
- Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments
- Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure
- Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house
- Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60

Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include:
- Consumer problems
- School expulsions or IEP hearings
- Driver's License suspension appeal hearings

See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects:
Government Benefits
Social Security
Medicare
Public/Subsidized Housing
SSI
Utility Bills/Shut-Offs
Bankruptcy
Mobile Home Parks
Divorce Law
Student Records
District Justices
Canceling Contracts
Repossessions
Expulsions
Debt Collection Practices
Right to an Education
Food Stamps
Eviction
Protection from Abuse
Child Custody & Visitation
Buying or Repairing a Car
LocationLancaster
Geographical AreaLancaster
Intake ProcedureTelephone and walk-ins except for Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are handled by monthly call-ins
Intake RequirementsAll relevant paperwork
 
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Languages SpokenEnglish/Spanish; Other languages available upon request
EligibilityServes individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Fee AmountsNone
Wait ListNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm; Open to the public 9:00am to 4:00pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Laurie Baughman
Contact's Position Office Manager
Contact's Phone 717-299-0971
Contact's Email lbaughman@midpenn.org
Physical Site Address 1 38 North Christian Street
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 200
Physical Site City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17602
Main Phone 717-299-0971
Fax 717-295-2328
Web Address www.midpenn.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: MidPenn Legal Services
Affiliated Program: MidPenn Legal Services - Lancaster
This Service: MidPenn Legal Services - Lancaster
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Benefits Assistance (FT-1000)
Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance (FT-4500.1800)
Family Law (FT-3000)
General Legal Aid (FT-3200)
Legal Counseling (FP-4000)
Self Representation Assistance (FP-8000)
Tenant Rights Information/Counseling (FT-4500.8550)