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    Programs that are staffed by lawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.

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    Advice SessionsExperts are available to discuss situations related to virtually every field. Our experts will offer you advice and guidance in resolving and mitigating disputes. The knowledge that you gain from our experts will allow you to effectively prevent disputes from occurring and in the event that a dispute does occur, how to effectively resolve the issue.FranklinFranklin County Dispute Resolution CenterFranklin County Dispute Resolution Center
    AIDS Law Project - Family ProgramProvides free legal services for parents living with HIV/AIDS who need help planning for their children's future care and custody. Training and publications on the Pennsylvania's Standby Guardianship Act are available for attorneys, case managers, and people living with HIV/AIDS.PhiladelphiaAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
    AIDS Law Project - Fleeing Felon ProjectAssists individuals who have bench warrants and violations of probation and parole with legal matters. Also, assists clients to apply for public benefits.PhiladelphiaAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
    AIDS Law Project - Housing Advocacy ProjectProvides free legal services for people with HIV/AIDS who are facing eviction or experiencing difficulty maintaining secure, affordable housing. Training and materials on the housing rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are available for social service and medicaid providers.PhiladelphiaAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
    AIDS Law Project - Legal ServicesProvides information on AIDS and legal issues.PhiladelphiaAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
    Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyer ReferralLawyer Referral Service offers up to a 30 minute consultation with an attorney. All cases will be screened for merit and the type of legal service required. The public can also search for lawyers using Search by legal specialties such as family law, immigration and visas, and workers' compensation, then browse by geographic locations and years of experience. The website includes details about attorneys' education, career, case history and contact information.AlleghenyAllegheny County Bar Association Lawyer ReferralAllegheny County Bar Association
    Allegheny County Bar Association - Modest MeansProvides representation to those individuals who are having difficulty affording traditional legal services, but for one reason or another, do not qualify for various pro bono service providers. Through the program, a client, once screened, for a fee of $30.00 will be referred to an attorney who would provide a specific service at a discounted rate.AlleghenyAllegheny County Bar Association Lawyer ReferralAllegheny County Bar Association
    American Civil Liberties Union - PhiladelphiaProvides legal assistance regarding fair housing and/or unfair discrimination practices.PhiladelphiaAmerican Civil Liberties Union - PhiladelphiaAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
    Butler County Area Agency on Aging - Legal ReferralReferral Service: Assistance with preparing a will or rewriting an existing will; creating Advance Directives (i.e. living will, durable power of attorney); Designating a Power of Attorney; Assisting in settling landlord / tenant disputes or other housing issues; Guardian. ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
    Catholic Social Services - Refugee Legal CounselingProvides legal counseling service for refugee.PhiladelphiaCatholic Social Services - Philadelphia; Center CityCatholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
    Central Pennsylvania Law ClinicsLegal representation by supervised third year law students in civil and domestic issues, bankruptcy, and estate planning. No criminal cases.DauphinCentral Pennsylvania Law ClinicsCentral Pennsylvania Law Clinics
    Centre SafeLegal Representation - Legal CounselingLawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.CentreCentre Safe Legal RepresentationCentre Safe
    Chester County Bar Association - Access To Justice ProgramThe Access to Justice program provides free legal services to Chester County residents when their income is too high to qualify for Legal Aid, their case cannot be handled by Legal Aid, or their case presents a conflict for Legal Aid.Individuals must financially qualify for services but guidelines are higher then the requirements for Legal Aid. If you qualify, your case will be handled free of charge.ChesterChester County Bar Association - Chester; West ChesterChester County Bar Association
    Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh North SideAdvice sessions with attorneys for low-income individuals on non-criminal issues including family law, landlord-tenant issues, Social Security, record expungement and employment concerns. No criminal matters. No appointments; services are on a first come-first serve basis. Ten clients are seen each each evening.AlleghenyNorth SideChristian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
    Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh OaklandLegal consultation for low-income individuals on non-criminal issues including family law, landlord-tenant issues, Social Security, record expungement and employment concerns. No criminal matters. Walk-in early since space is limited and they can only see ten clients per session.AlleghenyOaklandChristian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
    Community Legal Services - Family Advocacy UnitFamily Advocacy Unit represents hundreds of parents in Family Court in Philadelphia in matters concerning allegations of abuse and neglect brought by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS). This Unit advocates for its clients, protecting their legal rights in terms of keeping their children at home or working towards returning their children to home.PhiladelphiaCommunity Legal Services of Philadelphia- Philadelphia; Center CityCommunity Legal Services of Philadelphia
    County of Berks - Public DefenderRepresents indigent persons charged with crimes. Represents indigent persons charged with juvenile delinquency. Represents indigent persons subject to mental health commitment proceedings.BerksCourthouseCounty of Berks
    Defender Association of Philadelphia - Legal ServicesProvides legal representation and counsel in criminal prosecution and related matters to indigent individuals.PhiladelphiaDefender Association of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Center CityDefender Association of Philadelphia
    Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging - Legal AssistanceLegal Services provides assistance with legal problems such as benefits, entitlements, wills, living wills, power of attorney, property tax/ rent rebates, PACE applications, nursing home issues, and grandparent rights. DelawareDelaware County Office of Services for the Aging - Delaware; Crum LynneDelaware County Office of Services for the Aging
    Development ServicesRHLS provides an extensive group of experienced lawyers dedicated to improving affordable housing opportunities and promoting community and economic development throughout Pennsylvania. RHLS assist in the areas of: - Affordable housing development structuring and financing - Affordable housing preservation structuring and financing - Economic development structuring and financing - Partnerships, mergers, and joint venturesAdamsRHLS - Gettysburg OfficeRegional Housing Legal Services
    Development ServicesRHLS provides an extensive group of experienced lawyers dedicated to improving affordable housing opportunities and promoting community and economic development throughout Pennsylvania. RHLS assist in the areas of: - Affordable housing development structuring and financing - Affordable housing preservation structuring and financing - Economic development structuring and financing - Partnerships, mergers, and joint venturesAlleghenyRHLS - Pittsburgh OfficeRegional Housing Legal Services
    Domestic Violence Legal ClinicHelps victims of domestic violence evaluate legal options available to them related to their violent relationship. Through options counseling, advocates discuss a client's legal options and make appropriate referrals to additional service providers. If the client decides to pursue a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA), the advocate will assist the client in filing a petition, setting the hearing date, acquiring the judge's signature on a temporary order. In addition, advocates often accompany clients to other court proceedings and appointments and act as the link between the client and the criminal justice system. One advocate currently works out of a satellite location at the courthouse and the others have offices at this location. The staff attorneys provide legal information and limited legal representation to victims of domestic violence in the area of civil law where assistance is required. Emergency and particularly contentious cases that deal with custody, support and divorce are given priority due to the overwhelming demand for these services.LancasterDomestic Violence Legal ClinicCommunity Action Partnership of Lancaster County
    Fayette County Area Agency on Aging Legal AdvocacyProvides legal advocacy to seniorsFayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Fayette County Housing Authority of Pennsylvania Legal Advocacy for SeniorsProvides legal advocacy to seniors.FayetteLegal Advocacy for SeniorsFayette County Housing Authority of Pennsylvania
    Focus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp Community Legal ClinicLegal consultation and services such as family law (simple divorce), consumer issues, landlord/tenant issues, living wills, employment issues and other issues are provided by attorneys working pro bono. Also handles wills, living wills, healthcare power of attorney and other documents for low-income seniors.AlleghenyFocus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp Community Legal ClinicFocus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation
    Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services - Support Services and Consumer Resources - Encore ExperiencesSupport Services and Consumer Resources offers assistance on a variety of legal, financial and health services. Age eligibility may apply. Services available include: - Financial and Legal Advice - Benefit Screenings and Application Assistance - Assistance with Taxes and Rebates - Medicare and Healthcare Options; APPRISE Counselor - Assistance with LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program). - Access to Other Agencies and Government ServicesMontgomeryGreater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services - Encore Experiences at HarleysvilleGreater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services (GHNPSS)
    Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services - Support Services and Consumer Resources - PEAK CenterSupport Services and Consumer Resources offers assistance on a variety of legal, financial and health services. Age eligibility may apply. Services available include: - Financial and Legal Advice - Benefit Screenings and Application Assistance - Assistance with Taxes and Rebates - Medicare and Healthcare Options; APPRISE Counselor - Assistance with LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program). - Access to Other Agencies and Government ServicesMontgomeryGreater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services - The PEAK Center in LansdaleGreater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services (GHNPSS)
    Kennett Area Senior Center - Legal Assistance PA Farmworker Project - Hispanic/ Latino CommunityThe Pennsylvania Farmworker Project provides legal assistance to low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the state of Pennsylvania.ChesterKENNETT AREA SENIOR CENTERKennett Area Senior Center
    Kennett Area Senior Center - Legal Assistance PA Farmworker Project - Legal CounselingThe Pennsylvania Farmworker Project provides legal assistance to low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the state of Pennsylvania.ChesterKENNETT AREA SENIOR CENTERKennett Area Senior Center
    La Comunidad Hispana - Legal Assistance ProgramThe Legal Assistance Program provides free legal assistance to low income area residents of Southern Chester County. Legal advice is provided by a licensed, experienced attorney weekly at La Comunidad Hispana. Legal advice is provided in many areas of the law including but not limited to: ▪ Immigration and Naturalization ▪ Consumer Relations ▪ Collections ▪ Landlord/ Tenant disputes ▪ Domestic relations matters including child support, custody and divorce ▪ Personal Injury and Property Damage matters including auto accidents ▪ Drivers License Problems ▪ Labor and Employment issues including Workers CompensationChesterLa Comunidad HispanaLa Comunidad Hispana
    Lancaster County District AttorneyThe District Attorney's office acts as a prosecuting service for the State. Attorneys prosecute persons charged with crimes by police and offer legal counsel to police departments only, not to private persons. The District Attorney serves on the Prison Board and chairs the Victim/Witness Policy Board. There are 28 Assistant District Attorneys with special areas of concentration, such as sexual assault, white collar crime, child abuse and domestic violence. In cooperation with state and local police, the District Attorney's Office administers the Lancaster County Drug Enforcement Task Force. The Task Force accepts and investigates reports of drug sales or trafficking through the use of a 24-hour toll-free hotline. The District Attorney's Office formed the Child Abuse Cadre to train representatives from area police departments to become specialists in investigating child abuse cases. Accept reports of animal abuse in Lancaster County via an email tipline. Anyone who sees evidence of animal cruelty is asked to send details on the situation to animalabuse@co.lancaster.pa.us Website where crime victims or witnesses can report a crime with the assurance of complete anonymity. www.victimpower.org NOT open to the public. Contact: Craig W. Stedman LancasterLancaster County District Attorney's Office - ProsecutionCounty of Lancaster
    Lancaster County Office of The Public DefenderProvides legal counsel and representation for Lancaster County defendants in criminal court for summary offenses, misdemeanors and felonies. Services are provided from arrest to trial, including probation and parole violation hearings and appeals. Also provides defense representation in paternity and protection from abuse cases. Provides legal representation for juveniles in court.LancasterLancaster County Office of The Public DefenderCounty of Lancaster
    Laurel Legal Services - Cambria CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.CambriaLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Laurel Legal Services - Clarion CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.ClarionLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Laurel Legal Services - Westmoreland CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.WestmorelandLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
    Legislative and Administrative AdvocacyTrack administrative and legislative initiatives concerning institutional issues and advocacy for the clients' perspectiveUnionCentral PA Office (Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project)Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
    Legislative and Administrative AdvocacyTrack administrative and legislative initiatives concerning institutional issues and advocacy for the clients' perspectiveAlleghenyWestern PA Office (Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project)Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
    Lehigh County Public DefenderProvides legal representation, at every stage of the Criminal Court System, to adult and juvenile clients who are charged with committing criminal offenses and who cannot afford private legal services.LehighLehigh County Public Defender's OfficeLehigh County Public Defender's Office
    Lutheran Settlement House - Caregivers Reducing StressServices include: Support groups in multiple convenient locations Six individual and/or family counseling sessions Assistance finding resources, such as respite care, financial assistance, legal counseling, etc. Monthly lecturePhiladelphiaCARES ProgramLutheran Settlement House
    MADD - Victim AdvocacyMADD Victim Advocates are trained and certified to assist victims with the criminal justice proceedings and, in many cases, will accompany victims to court. Victim advocates are there for grief support and may well provide a list of local professional counselors, civil attorneys and clergy who are skilled at working with crash victims. A victim advocate is available to help the victim apply for financial assistance through the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund; inform a victim about drunk driving laws and victim rights; monitor a court case against the defendant; assist in preparing a victim impact statement; represent a family by providing statements to the media; and help with the development of probation conditions if the offender does not go to prison. MontgomeryMothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - Pennsylvania State Office - Montgomery; BridgeportMothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) - Southeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate
    Mazzoni Center - LGBTQ Legal ServicesThe Legal Services Department at Mazzoni Center provides direct legal services for individuals facing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. For many of those assisted, we will be their only option for free legal services. For others, this program will offer expert assistance as they steer through complex legal issues about which other attorneys are unfamiliar. PhiladelphiaMazzoni Center - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaMazzoni Center
    MidPenn Legal Services - AdamsProvides 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 AdamsMidPenn Legal Services - AdamsMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - BerksProvides 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 BerksMidPenn Legal Services - BerksMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Centre/HuntingdonProvides 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 CentreMidPenn Legal Services - Centre/HuntingdonMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - ClearfieldMidPenn Legal Services provides 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 ClearfieldMidPenn Legal Services - ClearfieldMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - CumberlandProvides 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 CumberlandMidPenn Legal Services - CumberlandMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Dauphin and PerryProvides 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 DauphinMidPenn Legal Services - Dauphin and PerryMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Franklin and FultonMidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low-income individuals in civil legal matters. Services include: • Legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts and is 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 or child snatch cases or when the child is in immediate danger • Consumer issues (credit card debt collections) • Simple divorces • Welfare: medical assistance and food stamp denials, terminations, over payments and reductions. • SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons. • Unemployment: unemployment compensation denials and overpayments. • Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings and evictions, mortgage foreclosure. • Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house. • POA, Wills and Advanced Directives. • Other legal matters may be handled through the private attorney involvement program (Pro Bono Project), as the cases they take are otherwise covered in the generalized description. FranklinMidPenn Legal Services - Franklin and FultonMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - LancasterProvides 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 LancasterMidPenn Legal Services - LancasterMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - LebanonMidPenn Legal Services provides 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 LebanonMidPenn Legal Services - LebanonMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Mifflin and JuniataProvides free legal services to low-income individual in civil matters. Do not handle criminal cases. Services include legal advice, negotiations and/or representation before administrative agencies and in court. Areas of Law: Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Consumer Law, Family Law, Expungements, Tax Controversy, Housing. This list is not all inclusive. Individuals should contact their local MidPenn Office to check on the services provided.MifflinMidPenn Legal Services - Mifflin and JuniataMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - SchuylkillMidPenn Legal Services provides 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 SchuylkillMidPenn Legal Services - SchuylkillMidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - YorkProvides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following: Protection from abuse Child custody/visitation Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation) Utility shut-offs Sheriffs sales/levys Mortgage foreclosures YorkMidPenn Legal Services - YorkMidPenn Legal Services
    Mifflin County District AttorneyWe are committed to enforcing the law by investigating and aggressively prosecuting criminal activity throughout Mifflin county. We seek justice in our courts, recommend appropriate punishment for those who commit crimes, and provide competent assistance to victims of crime. In doing so, we ensure that justice is done in a fair, effective and efficient manner.MifflinMifflin County District AttorneyMifflin County District Attorney
    Montgomery Child Advocacy Project - Children ServicesMCAP is a 501(c)(3) organization designed to provide free legal representation and social services to children of Montgomery County who are victims of abuse and neglect. Everyday in Montgomery County, children suffer from physical and sexual abuse by someone close to them, oftentimes a trusted family member. These powerless children are harmed by malicious offenders in many heart-wrenching scenarios; there is no typical child abuse case just as there is no typical child abuse victim. Sadly, what is typical is the harrowing and confusing circumstances confronting a child victim as a case progresses. The legal arena is unfamiliar; the terminology is complicated and confusing; the progression of the case has unique and unusual traumatic twists. Over 100 MCAP advocate attorneys volunteer their time to represent these children each and every day in Montgomery County.MontgomeryMontgomery Child Advocacy Project - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery Child Advocacy Project
    National Council of Jewish Women/ The Center for Women - Legal Assistance for Women (LAW)Provides participants with a confidential half hour consultation with an attorney. Areas include: Family law matters: divorce, separation, support, custody, alimony and equitable property division; wills, trusts and estates; bankruptcy; and employment issues.AlleghenyCenter for WomenCenter for Women
    Nationalities Service Center - Refugee and Community IntegrationServices include: Refugee Resettlement Nationalities Service Center is part of the U.S. Resettlement Program and an affiliate of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). NSC welcomes newly arriving refugees and aids them in securing permanent housing, accessing community resources, ensuring children are enrolled in school, and supporting adults with finding employment. Community Integration NSC helps refugees beyond their initial resettlement period to adjust to their new lives in Philadelphia and the region. Refugees are provided with services to address barriers to successful community immersion. Case Management and Supportive Services NSC provides comprehensive case management and supportive services to refugees, asylees, immigrants, victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied children. Anti-Human Trafficking NSC provides training and technical assistance to local groups and communities to identify trafficking victims and those who are vulnerable to being trafficked.PhiladelphiaNationalities Service Center - Philadelphia; ChinatownNationalities Service Center
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - AlleghenyProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.AlleghenyNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - BeaverProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.BeaverNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - ButlerProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.ButlerNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association - LawrenceProvides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse (PFA) proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service, limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities.LawrenceNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
    Northampton County Public DefenderProvides legal counsel in criminal cases only. Each individuals charged with a criminal offense in Northampton County must make an application to determine if he/she qualifies for services.NorthamptonNorthampton County Office of Public DefenderNorthampton County Office of Public Defender
    North Penn Legal Services - Lehigh ValleyLegal advocates for low-income individuals and families helps people establish eligibility for public benefits, protect themselves from domestic violence, gain access to healthcare and avoid loss of housing due to uninhabitability, eviction or foreclosure. Can also provide self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues. NorthamptonNorth Penn Legal Services - Lehigh ValleyNorth Penn Legal Services - Lehigh Valley
    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - Sexual Violence Legal Assistance ProjectPCAR has launched a legal assistance project providing holistic legal advice and counsel, and short-term representation to victims of rape and sexual assault. This project is designed to fill existing gaps where local community legal services are unavailable and gives priority to victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault.DauphinPennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - DauphinPennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
    Pennsylvania Health Law Project - Free Legal Advice HelplineProvides service to lower-income consumers, seniors, and persons with disabilities who are having trouble accessing publicly funded healthcare coverage or services.PhiladelphiaPENNSYLVANIA HEALTH LAW PROJECT - Philadelphia; Old CityPennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP)
    Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project - Legislative and Administrative AdvocacyTrack administrative and legislative initiatives concerning institutional issues and advocacy for the clients' perspectivePhiladelphiaPennsylvania Institutional Law Project (Eastern PA Office) - Philadelphia; ChinatownPennsylvania Institutional Law Project
    Perry County Public DefenderLegal representation in all stages of the criminal justice system except summary offenses. Summary offense charges are entitled to a public defender only if there is substantial risk of incarceration if convicted.PerryPerry County Public DefenderPerry County Public Defender
    Philadelphia VIP - Pro Bono Legal ServicesProvides referrals for pro bono legal representation in cases involving the following issues: - Consumer - Domestic relations - Estate planning - Housing and real estate - Immigration - Probate - Special ed and school discipline - Tort defensesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia VIP, Inc. - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia VIP
    Project HOME - Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)Provides the following services for very low-income veterans and their families: - Housing counseling and assistance in finding affordable housing - Assistance, including legal counseling, with obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits - Credit repair assistance - Temporary financial assistance, including rental assistance, utility payment, security deposits, moving costs, emergency supplies, transportation, and child carePhiladelphiaProject HOME - Philadelphia; FairmountProject HOME
    Regional Housing Legal Services - Development ServicesProvides an extensive group of experienced lawyers dedicated to improving affordable housing opportunities and promoting community and economic development throughout Pennsylvania.MontgomeryRegional Housing Legal Services - Philadelphia Office - Montgomery; GlensideRegional Housing Legal Services
    The Battered Women's Justice ProjectThe National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their battering. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for and prevent further victimization of arrested, convicted, or incarcerated battered women. The National Clearinghouse works with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison sentences. Most frequently, these cases involve women who have defended themselves against life-threatening violence at the hands of their abuser, and have been charged with assault or homicide. We also assist in cases where women have been coerced into crime by their abuser, are charged with "failing to protect" their children from their abuser's violence, or are charged with parental kidnapping after fleeing to protect themselves or their children from their abuser. National Clearinghouse staff provide customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others). The National Clearinghouse does not provide direct representation to battered women charged with crimes. Rather, staff provides information and resources to defense teams at any stage of the legal process (pre-trial, when the case is on appeal, and in limited circumstances, during post-conviction proceedings) in an effort to increase the likelihood of a better and more just outcome. The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is the first and only national organization that focuses exclusively on battered women charged with crimes. Over the years, the National Clearinghouse has been instrumental in increasing public awareness about the many complex issues facing battered women who end up charged with crimes and in building alliances among national, state-wide, and local organizations and countless individuals to work to stem the tide of injustices facing battered women defendants and incarcerated battered women. In addition to providing individualized technical assistance, National Clearinghouse staff conduct training seminars for members of the criminal justice and advocacy communities, and for the general public, regarding the unique experiences of battered women defendants. Our Resource Library contains a comprehensive collection (over 11,000 entries) of articles, case law, litigation materials, and legislation relevant to battered women who find themselves in conflict with the law.125 S 9th St, Suite 302, Philadelphia PA (Battered Women's Justice Project)National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
    Victim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC) - Crime Victims Law ProjectCrime Victims Law Project (CVLP) provides victims of sexual violence, dating violence and stalking receive pro bono legal representation for matters including (but not limited to): Protection from Abuse Orders (PFAs), Child Custody/Visitation, Spousal Support/Alimony, Divorce, Landlord/Tenant issues, etc.MontgomeryVictim Services Center of Montgomery County - Montgomery; NorristownVictim Services Center of Montgomery County (VSC)
    Villanova University School of Law Clinical Programs - Farmworker Legal Aid ClinicThe Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic is a community lawyering legal clinic that represents low wage workers and their families, and also provides legal support for organizations working to empower immigrant workers and end systemic injustices impacting these communities. FLAC engages in traditional litigation cases in addition to other forms of advocacy, including community legal education, policy research and media outreach. Their direct services offer client-centered legal representation to individuals and their families living in remote areas of Pennsylvania. FLAC represents workers and their families in deportation defense matters, which have included asylum, cancellation of removal proceedings, visa applications for immigrant youth and visas for victims of trafficking and other serious crimes. They have also represented agricultural workers seeking redress for employment issues including sexual harassment, wage theft, workers compensation, dangerous working conditions, unemployment benefits and retaliatory discharge. FLAC offers legal services fully accessible to Spanish speakers through the use of interpreters, and can arrange for off-site meetings to accommodate clients’ needs.DelawareVILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW CLINICAL PROGRAMSVillanova University School of Law Clinical Programs
    Westmoreland County Bar Association - Pro Bono Program - Legal Services and AdvocacyProvides free legal representation and/or advocacy.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Bar Association - Pro Bono ProgramWestmoreland County Bar Association
    Womens Center of Montgomery County - Legal AdvocacyLegal Advocacy is provided through court accompaniment, legal options counseling, direct advocacy for women seeking temporary and final PFA Orders, assistance with Indirect Criminal Complaints, systems advocacy to effect change and access to PFAD at terminals in five of our offices.MontgomeryWomen's Center of Montgomery County - Montgomery; Elkins ParkWomens Center of Montgomery County
    Womens Center of Montgomery County - Legal Advocacy - AbingtonLegal Advocacy is provided through court accompaniment, legal options counseling, direct advocacy for women seeking temporary and final PFA Orders, assistance with Indirect Criminal Complaints, systems advocacy to effect change and access to PFAD at terminals in five of our offices.MontgomeryWomens Center of Montgomery County - Abington Health Lansdale HospitalWomens Center of Montgomery County
    Womens Center of Montgomery County - Legal Advocacy - Bryn MawrLegal Advocacy is provided through court accompaniment, legal options counseling, direct advocacy for women seeking temporary and final PFA Orders, assistance with Indirect Criminal Complaints, systems advocacy to effect change and access to PFAD at terminals in five of our offices.MontgomeryWomens Center of Montgomery County - Bryn Mawr OfficeWomens Center of Montgomery County
    Womens Center of Montgomery County - Legal Advocacy - ColmarLegal Advocacy is provided through court accompaniment, legal options counseling, direct advocacy for women seeking temporary and final PFA Orders, assistance with Indirect Criminal Complaints, systems advocacy to effect change and access to PFAD at terminals in five of our offices.MontgomeryWomens Center of Montgomery County - Colmar OfficeWomens Center of Montgomery County
    Womens Center of Montgomery County - Legal Advocacy - NorristownLegal Advocacy is provided through court accompaniment, legal options counseling, direct advocacy for women seeking temporary and final PFA Orders, assistance with Indirect Criminal Complaints, systems advocacy to effect change and access to PFAD at terminals in five of our offices.MontgomeryWomens Center of Montgomery County - Norristown OfficeWomens Center of Montgomery County
    Womens Center of Montgomery County - Legal Advocacy - PottstownLegal Advocacy is provided through court accompaniment, legal options counseling, direct advocacy for women seeking temporary and final PFA Orders, assistance with Indirect Criminal Complaints, systems advocacy to effect change and access to PFAD at terminals in five of our offices.MontgomeryWomens Center of Montgomery County - Pottstown OfficeWomens Center of Montgomery County
    Women's Resource Center - Family Law Legal ConsultationsFamily Law Legal Consultations provide low-cost 20-30 minute consultations in four locations: Wayne (1st & 3rd Wed eve of each month. 1st Mon day/month), West Chester (2nd Tues of each month), and Media (4th Tues of each month)and Norristown (2nd Fri).DelawareWomen's Resource Center - Delaware; WayneWomen's Resource Center
    Won Community Service CenterWCSC offers a variety of different social and educational services for both adults and children. Services include but not limited to: - Adult (ESL) English as a Second Language - Children's (ESL) English as a Second Language - Civic's English - Free Legal Counseling - Educational Counseling - Free Meditation ClassesMontgomeryWon Community Service Center - Montgomery; GlensideWon Community Service Center
    YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Domestic Violence Services24-hour Crisis Hotline -Latin American and Vietnamese Outreach -Police, Court and Hospital Accompaniments -Victim Witness Accompaniments -Domestic Violence Legal Clinic -Employment Services -Domestic Violence Shelter for Women and Children -Support Groups -Individual Counseling -Referral Information Volunteer training available at YWCA or at group's site.DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg
    YWCA Greater Harrisburg - YWCA Legal CenterHandles a wide variety of cases, including: - Protection From Abuse - Custody - Divorce - Child Support - Spousal Support - Wills/Powers of Attorney Services: Legal advocacy and attorney representation at hearings, Ongoing legal assistance through continuances, settlement negotiations and contested hearings, Drafting court documents and subpoenaing witnesses, photographs and medical records when appropriate, Legal options counseling, Legal advocacy and accompaniments to domestic violence-related criminal and civil court proceedings and Community outreach and educational programs.DauphinYWCA Greater Harrisburg - YWCA Legal CenterYWCA Greater Harrisburg

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