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    Programs that provide legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals who need assistance in routine legal matters, usually in the area of bankruptcy, housing, public benefits, family law, elder law or immigration/naturalization.

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    Abuse Network, Inc. - Mifflin County24-Hour Hotline, Legal Advocacy, Medical Advocacy, Accompaniment, Trauma-Informed Empowerment/Options Counseling, Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, Support Groups, Information and Referral, Community Prevention and Awareness EducationMifflinAbuse Network, Inc. - Mifflin CountyAbuse Network, Inc.
    American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania - American Civil Liberties Union - ErieFree legal help to those who have had their Constitutional rights violatedErieAmerican Civil Liberties Union - ErieAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
    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
    Chester County Register of Wills - Clerk of the Orphans' CourtClerk of the Orphans' Court provides a variety of adoption and guardian services. Services available include: - Filings for Adoptions - Filings for Guardians of Minors and Incapacitated Persons - Issuance of Marriage LicensesChesterChester County Register of Wills - Chester; West ChesterChester County Register of Wills
    Community Legal Services - Energy ProjectEnergy Project Unit currently handles various client disputes with the gas, electric, and water utilities, with the priorities of preventing service shut offs and obtaining service restoration.PhiladelphiaCommunity Legal Services of Philadelphia- Philadelphia; Center CityCommunity Legal Services of Philadelphia
    Community Legal Services - Public Benefits and Welfare UnitPublic Benefits and Welfare Unit at Community Legal Services works with clients to resolve legal problems that arise in many different government benefit programs run by the Social Security Administration, Department of Public Welfare, and the Department of Insurance.PhiladelphiaCommunity Legal Services of Philadelphia- Philadelphia; Center CityCommunity Legal Services of Philadelphia
    Community Legal Services - Public Benefits and Welfare Unit - North PhiladelphiaResolves legal problems that arise in many different government benefit programs run by the Social Security Administration, Department of Public Welfare, and the Department of Insurance.PhiladelphiaNorth Philadelphia Law CenterCommunity Legal Services of Philadelphia
    Generations of Indian Valley - Legal AidLegal Aid provides free legal information to seniors including information for low cost wills and Powers of Attorney.MontgomerySenior Adult Activity Center of Indian Valley - Montgomery; SoudertonGenerations of Indian Valley
    Homeless Advocacy ProjectProvides free legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless. Also helps with SSI, TANF, SNAP, medical assistance, veterans benefits, shelter, behavioral services.PhiladelphiaHomeless Advocacy Project - Philadelphia; Center CityHomeless Advocacy Project
    La Comunidad Hispana - Information & ReferralSocial Assistance staff work with clients who need one-time or short term help in a crisis. These services include: Information, referral and application assistance for essential services such as utility and rent assistance, cash assistance, food stamps, affordable housing, medical assistance Employment information Translation and interpretation Advocacy Transportation Legal assistance Case Management Some clients need more intensive, long term assistance to achieve personal and financial stability. These clients are referred to a case manager, who helps them develop goal plans and works closely with them to ensure their success in accomplishing their goals. Examples of services provided by the case manager include: Development of personal, educational and financial goals Life skills training (parenting, budgeting, work readiness, etc.) Employment counseling Translation and interpretation Advocacy Transportation Legal AssistanceChesterLa Comunidad HispanaLa Comunidad Hispana
    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
    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
    Legal Advice, Representation, and EducationFranklin County Legal Services provides legal representation, advice, and education to low-income individuals with civil legal problems in Franklin and Fulton Counties of Pennsylvania.FranklinFranklin County Legal ServicesFranklin County Legal Services
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - General Legal Aid (Bristol)General Legal Aid provides free civil legal services for qualifying individuals in the areas of: Protection from Abuse, Housing, Bankruptcy, Unemployment Compensation, Engagements, Public Benefits, and Social SecurityBucksLegal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania- BristolLegal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania - General Legal Aid (Chester)General Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to qualified residents of southeastern Pennsylvania.DelawareLASP - Chester OfficeLegal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP)
    Legal Clinic for the Disabled - General Legal AidProvides free high-quality legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities and to the deaf and hard of hearing in most areas of civil law including: Child Custody Child Support Protection from Abuse Landlord-Tenant Divorce (No-Fault) Debt Collection Medicaid Medicare Increasing access to healthcare Simple Wills Living Wills Power of AttorneyPhiladelphiaLegal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc - Philadelphia; Spring GardenLegal Clinic for the Disabled
    Legal ServicesRestricted to non-fee generating services, like consultation on civil legal problems, Advance Directives, Power of Attorney and wills. This service is limited to low-income individuals.FranklinFranklin County Area Agency on AgingFranklin County Human Services
    Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - Legal AssistanceLawyers and lawyer-supervised aides provide help in resolving or preventing legal problems of eligible elderly people. Educational programs on legal or related issues are presented to older consumers at Agency senior centers. MercerMercer County Area Agency on AgingMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    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 - BedfordProvides 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 BedfordMidPenn Legal Services - BedfordMidPenn 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 - BlairProvides 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 BlairMidPenn Legal Services - BlairMidPenn 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
    Modest Means - A Program of the York County Bar AssociationNeed an Attorney but don't know if you can afford one? The York County Bar Association's Modest Means program helps low-income York County families find affordable legal assistance in the areas of family law and criminal law. Modest Means attorneys have agreed to charge reduced rates to clients referred through this program. YorkYork County Bar Association and Bar FoundationYork County Bar Association and Bar Foundation
    National Partnership for Women and FamiliesA leader on the issues that matter to women and families. National Partnership for Women and FamiliesNational Partnership for Women and Families
    National Veterans Legal Services Program - Veteran Benefits AssistancePro bono lawyers may provide assistance to veterans who are appealing claims denied by the Veteran's Administration. Veterans service organization dedicated to ensuring that the United States government honors its commitment to our veterans by providing them the federal benefits they have earned through service to their country. Training programs on veterans law are available to groups of attorneys or non-attorney advocates.National Veterans Legal Services ProgramNational Veterans Legal Services Program
    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 - 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
    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
    Northwestern Legal Services - Bradford OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving public benefits, housing, family law, employment, education, and consumer law.McKeanNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Crawford OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.CrawfordNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Erie Office / Central IntakeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.ErieNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Mercer CountyProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.MercerNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Venango CountyProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.VenangoNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
    Northwestern Legal Services - Warren OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.WarrenNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
    Pennsylvania Farmworker ProjectCollaborates with community and governmental organizations to provide community education to seasonal and migrant farmworkers about issues related to their legal rights. Provides tax return preparation during tax season with funding provided by the IRS. Provides community education on taxpayer rights and responsibilities, as well as assistance in tax controversies to farmworkers and other low-income immigrant workers. Through support from the IRS low income taxpayer clinic. Provide farmworkers' rights trainings to social service providers serving farmworkers in PA. Represent income eligible farmworkers in the following areas: Administrative and civil proceedings regarding violations of federal and state laws protecting farmworkers, such as the Migrant and Season Agricultural Workers Protection Act (AWPA), The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Pennsylvania Seasonal Farm Labor Act. Minimum wage and/or wage payment violations. Unsafe working conditions, exploitation by farm labor contractors (FLCs) and employers, and pesticide-related health issues. Unsafe living conditions, and other housing issues. Government benefits, including social security, food stamps and unemployment compensation. Discrimination in employment based on race, sex, national origin, gender and citizenship status. Discrimination and/or retaliation relating to a farmworker exercising his/her legal rights, including the right to make complaints about conditions of employment or housing. H-2A employment issuesChesterPennsylvania Farmworker ProjectPennsylvania Farmworker Project
    Philadelphia Legal AssistanceProvides free legal services to low-income Philadelphians in areas of family violence and/or child abuse, child custody, child and spousal support and divorce. Special programs for Latina, Asian and deaf survivors of family violence and teen mothers.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Legal Assistance - Philadelphia; ChinatownPhiladelphia Legal Assistance
    Philadelphia VIP - Philadelphia LawWorksProvides a community economic development program providing legal services to small nonprofit organizations and small businesses that serve low-income people. Call for application information.PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia VIP, Inc. - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia VIP
    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
    Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Project H.E.L.P.Homeless Experience Legal Protection provides private attorneys who will provide pro bono legal services once at month at the Operation Safety Net (OSN) office. Provides legal services at a location that the homeless are familiar with and trust.AlleghenyOperation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Schuylkill County Bar AssociationWorks with Mid Penn Legal Services to provide legal assistance to financially eligible clients in Schuylkill County.SchuylkillSchuylkill County Bar AssociationSchuylkill County Bar Association
    Venango County Public DefenderProvides legal counsel to any person who is charged with a qualified criminal offense and is determined unable to afford legal counsel.VenangoVenango County Public DefenderVenango County Public Defender
    Westmoreland Bar Association Pro Bono ProgramProvides legal representation to eligible clients in the county. Attorneys who participate in the Pro Bono Program volunteer their time and represent clients at no cost.WestmorelandWestmoreland Bar AssociationWestmoreland Bar Association
    YCAAA, Legal ServicesRestricted to non-fee generating services, like consultation on civil legal problems, Advance Directives, Power of Attorney and wills. This service is limited to low-income individuals. OTHER LEGAL ISSUES CONSIDERED: • Landlord/tenant disputes • Health Care benefit issues • Consumer fraud issues • Statewide Elder Abuse HOTLINE: 1-800-490-8505 • YorkYork County Area Agency on Aging (YCAAA)York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD
    York Lawyers for the Arts (YLA) ProgramThe York Lawyers for the Arts program is designed to help the growing arts community in York County find legal assistance. Legal assistance may be in the form of pro bono (fee free) representation or Modest Means (reduced fee) representation depending on eligibility and qualification. YorkYork County Bar Association and Bar FoundationYork County Bar Association and Bar Foundation

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