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    Programs that maintain lists of private attorneys and link people who need legal assistance with lawyers who specialize in the required area of law.

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    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
    Attorney Connection - Lawyer Referral Service, York County Bar AssociationYCBA's Lawyer Referral and Information service meets the American Bar Association's stringent standards and has been making quality referrals to the York community for over a decade. Referrals are based on the type of legal matter. We have a comprehensive practice area list which allows us to make the most appropriate referral. Bankruptcy Civil Litigation Civil Rights Consumer Issues Criminal Law/Traffic/DUI Custody & Support Divorce & Family Law Elder Law Immigration & Naturalization Intellectual Property Labor & Employment Landlord/Tenant Municipal Law Personal Injury Real Estate Social Security Disability Tax Law Unemployment Compensation Wills & Estates Workers’ Compensation A 30 minute consultation with an attorney is provided at no charge. After 30 minutes, the attorney will provide a written fee agreement. YorkYork County Bar Association and Bar FoundationYork County Bar Association and Bar Foundation
    A Woman's Place - Legal AdvocacyProvides information on legal options, referrals and support. Legal advice not given.BucksA Woman's Place - Bucks; DoylestownA Woman's Place
    Bar Association of Lehigh County - Lawyer Referral ServicesLawyer referral services are available to the public. Service can provide a referral for client to call or can arrange a thirty minute, no obligation consultation with a lawyer for $25. There is also the modest means program which offers legal services at a substantially reduced rate to clients who fall within the financial guidelines of the program. LehighBar Association of Lehigh CountyBar Association of Lehigh County
    Berks County Bar Association - Lawyer Referral ServiceThe Berks County Bar Association has been serving the community since 1867. Attorneys serving on the lawyer referral panel are required to be licensed and actively engaged in the practice of law in Berks County. They must be in good standing with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and act in compliance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. This service does not directly employ attorneys or provide free legal advice, but will provide a referral to an attorney who is conveniently located and qualified to handle the specific legal matter.BerksBerks County Bar AssociationBerks County Bar Association
    Birthright InternationalBirthright provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Using its own resources and those of the community, Birthright offers positive and loving alternatives. Birthright presents many services and refers for many more. We provide friendship and emotional support, free pregnancy testing, and maternity and baby clothes. We also give information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial, and housing needs. Birthright treats each woman as an individual who deserves kindness and respect, as well as personal attention to her unique situation. All Birthright services are free, absolutely confidential, and available to any woman regardless of age, race, creed, economic or marital status. They Provide: Completely confidential help Friendship and emotional support Free pregnancy testing Medical referrals Legal referrals Educational assistance and referrals Maternity and baby clothes Housing referrals Referrals to social agencies Referrals for professional counseling Information on: Prenatal development Job search/career development Adoption Pregnancy & childbirth Child care options Child safety issues Birthright accepts volunteers of any race, sex, or creed. All volunteersmust believe firmly in the Birthright philosophy and have a sincere desire to help pregnant women-- without expecting any reward or admiration in return. If you feel you could be a Birthright volunteer, please visit our website and enter your zip code in the Locations Search or call 1-800-550-4900 or e-mail us at to find the chapter nearest you.777 Coxwell Ave, Toronto Canada M4C 3C6 (Birthright International)Birthright International
    Blair County Law Library- Lawyer Referral ServiceThe Blair County Bar Association provides a free lawyer referral system.BlairBlair County Law LibraryBlair County Law Library
    CenClear Drug and Alcohol - Lawyer ReferralsPrograms that maintain lists of private attorneys and link people who need legal assistance with lawyers who specialize in the required area of law.JeffersonCenClear Drug and AlcoholCenClear
    Chester County Bar Association - Lawyer Referral ServiceIf you are in need of legal representation, the Chester County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service can help. A representative will talk to you in confidence and without charge.If it is determined that your matter requires a lawyer, you will be referred to a licensed, insured and qualified attorney to help you. You will be entitled to an initial 30 minute consultation for $25 and payment is required at the time of your consultation. Perhaps your matter can be solved during this initial meeting. Should you decide to hire the attorney, it will be up to you and the attorney to negotiate the fee for services. There is no obligation to move forward with this attorney unless you decide to do so. Our lawyers are available to assist you in the following areas: Business Law-Bankruptcy, Collection, Patent, TrademarksCivil Law-Insurance, Negligence, Workers' CompCriminal LawEstate Law-Wills, Trusts, Power of AttorneyFamily Law-Adoption, Custody, Divorce, SupportIndividual Rights-Civil Rights, Employment, ImmigrationReal Estate-Landlord/Tenant, Property Transfer, Leases Other legal mattersChesterChester County Bar Association - Chester; West ChesterChester County Bar Association
    Find A Lawyer - Lawyer Referral ServicesThe Find a Lawyer directory is an easy to use listing of attorneys who practice in Franklin County. The directory is organized by area of practice. Call 717-660-2118 or visit to receive attorney contact information. The Franklin County Bar Association's Find a Lawyer program does not provide Pro Bono services. Please contact the legal aid offices in Franklin County for legal services. Copies/print-outs are $.20 per page (cash only).FranklinFranklin County Bar AssociationFranklin County Bar Association
    Franklin County Law LibraryThe Franklin County Law Library is located with the Franklin County Bar Association on the third floor of the Heritage Center Office Complex at 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg (right across the street from the Franklin County Courthouse). It has a varied collection of Pennsylvania and federal resources available to the public, including access to online materials through LexisNexis. Copies/print-outs are $.20 per page (cash only).FranklinFranklin County Bar AssociationFranklin County Bar Association
    Greene County Courthouse - Lawyer Referral ServiceMaintains lists of lawyers licensed to practice in Greene County.GreeneLawyer Referral ServiceGreene County Courthouse
    Lancaster Bar AssociationProvides the following services: - Volunteer Attorney Program: Free legal services for income eligible persons. Intake through MidPenn Legal Services. (See Mid Penn Legal Services for description) - Lawyer Referral Service: A program that connects persons with an attorney's office that can schedule an initial consultation. Fees for the initial consultation range from $30-$135. The attorney's office will schedule a visit at their office giving the location of office, telephone number, date and time of appointment. The consultation fee is payable to the attorney at time of appointment. If the attorney does further work, beyond the initial consultation, fees for that work would be arranged between the client and attorney. The Lancaster Bar Association does not have information regarding what the attorneys might charge beyond the initial consultation. - Elderly Lawyer Referral Service: For elderly persons who do not qualify for free legal services. Intake through Lancaster County Office of Aging. (See Office of Aging for description.) - Provides information and forms for filing complaints against attorneys with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA. - Arranges arbitration panels locally to handle fee disputes between attorneys and clients. - Upon request, arranges visits to school career day and related events. Hots school students for related events. - Publishes the county's legal periodical, the Lancaster Law Review - Offers a Speaker's Bureau at no charge to any Lancaster organization. Also schedules mock trials in the Courthouse and arranges Courthouse tours for school groups or other interested citizens. - Accredited provider of continuing legal education for attorneys licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. LancasterLancaster Bar AssociationLancaster Bar Association
    Lancaster County Office of AgingOffers a wide range of support services to older Lancaster County residents with the goal of allowing them to maintain their independence and self-sufficiency. Most services available to persons ages 60 and over, except for the 55+ Job Bank, Job Bank Workshop and Senior Community Services Employment Program which begins at age 55 and older. Domiciliary Care, long term Care Assessments and Caregiver Support Program available for persons 18 years and older. Services for 60 years and older: -Older Adult Daily Living Centers provided for persons with functional disabilities. Also provides daytime respite care to caregivers. Nursing services and mid-day meal are provided. Contracts with Landis Homes, Lancaster Generations, Masonic Homes, Moravian Center and Garden Spot Village to provide these services. -Home Delivered Meals - Work in cooperation with Meals on Wheels and other sources for homebound elderly persons -Emergency Fuel Assistance is provided as a last resort after a caseworker has assessed all other options. -Respite Care gives caregiver relief -Information & Referral assists persons to identify their needs, link them to appropriate services, and to share up-to-date information on issues affecting older persons. The Transportation Specialist, is also part of the I & R unit -Lawyer Referral Program for the Elderly: Clients are referred to participating attorneys who will offer advice on a broad range of legal issues. Initial 1/2 hour consultation is $5; Fees need to be discussed with the attorney for consultation over a half hour -Ombudsman Program investigates patient care concerns about nursing homes, personal care homes, and home health agencies -Protective Services: Intensive casework for persons who are abused, exploited, neglected, abandoned or who are unable to carry out activities of daily living due to mental or physical impairment, which is placing them at risk of imminent harm - Property Tax and Rent Rebate forms are available with assistance to complete them also available - Senior Centers offer noon meals and a variety of activities in the following county areas: Columbia, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Lititz, Millersville, Quarryville and Reinholds - Flu Shots are usually offered in the Fall at the Senior Centers - Transportation to medical appointments and senior centers using Red Rose Access for those who are eligible - offers Health and Wellness Programs to promote healthier lifestyles Programs for persons ages 18 and over: - Domiciliary Care offers protected community living arrangements for persons needing personal care and ongoing supervision. - Long Term Care Unit provides assessments to determine the most appropriate level of care for those needing financial aid for nursing, personal care, and domiciliary care homes. Intensive in-home services available for eligible persons who are at a nursing home level of care and have sufficient informal support. - Caregiver Support Program - Casework services and financial assistance with caregiving expenses for persons caring for individuals who are over 60 and are functionally dependent (requiring constant supervision) or between the ages of 18-59 with chronic dementia. Also offers assistance for grandparents who are the primary caregivers for grandchildren under the age of 18. The Office of Aging can provide the following lists via mail, email or on the website: - Beauticians who provide services in the client's home - Cleaning services - Non-medical companion services - Pharmacies who deliver - Lancaster County nursing homes - Lancaster County personal care homes - Grocers who will deliver - Respite care facilities - Senior Center list - Low income housing - Benefits for low income older adults - Continuing care retirement communities - Personal emergency response company list - Home health agencies - Caregiver resources: support groups, websites, hotlines - Low-cost medical and dental services Newsletter: Prime Time; Contact: Information and Referral Supervisor to be added to the mailing list Volunteer Opportunities include: - Providing socialization for older persons through regular visits and phone calls - Assist a senior with a household task on an ongoing basis - Volunteer as part of a group for a one-time project - Assist agency staff with a variety of tasks including filing, data entry and mailings - Become a volunteer in a specialized program such as APPRISE, Volunteer Ombudsman or Senior GamesLancasterLancaster County Office of AgingLancaster County Office of Aging
    Lawyer Referral ServiceReferral to a Dauphin County lawyer for a particular problem or circumstance: - Criminal -Custody Support - Landlord Tenant - Real Estate - Estate Planning - Wills - Power of Attorney - Medical malpractice - Legal MalpracticeDauphinDauphin County Bar AssociationDauphin County Bar Association
    Lawyer Referral Service of Luzerne County-Wilkes-Barre Law and Library AssociationAn automated operator will ask where you live and the nature of your problem. If an attorney is listed in your geographical area who handles your type of legal problem, the LRS will mail to you the name, address, and telephone number of that lawyer. If more than one lawyer is listed, the operator will provide you with several names. It is up to you to contact the attorney’s office and to schedule an appointment with that lawyer. You should indicate that you received the attorney’s name from the Lawyer Referral Service. The first one half hour of a consultation with a lawyer listed with the Lawyer Referral Service is currently ten dollars ($10.00). This amount is payable directly to the attorney. There is no charge for the referral by the Lawyer Referral Service. If your problem involves hiring an attorney beyond the initial consultation period, the rates and terms of that attorney’s services are to be determined by that particular attorney. If further legal services are necessary, fees for the attorney’s services will be arranged directly between you and the lawyer. The Lawyer Referral Service does not play any additional role in the extended service that a lawyer may agree to provide.LuzerneThe Wilkes-Barre Law & Library AssociationThe Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
    Lebanon County Bar Association - Lawyer ReferralConnects attorneys with clients seeking specific servicesLebanonLebanon County Bar Association Lawyer ReferralLebanon County Bar Association
    Lupus Foundation - Direct Services- Educational seminars and a self-help course for people living with lupus and their families; - Workshops for newly-diagnosed individuals; - Direct emergency financial assistance for people with lupus; - Help with medical and legal referrals; - Assistance with navigating the health system; - Outreach to medically underserved communities; -Continiuing medical education for physicians and allied health professionals.MontgomeryLupus Foundation - Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter - Montgomery; JenkintownLupus Foundation - Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter
    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
    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
    Montgomery Bar Association - Lawyer Referral ServiceIf you need a qualified lawyer in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania-- the Montgomery Bar Association can help. The Montgomery Bar Association has been serving the needs of our profession and community since 1885. Out attorneys are required to be licensed and actively engaged in the practice of law in Montgomery County (PA). They must be in good standing with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and act in compliance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. While our service does not directly employ attorneys or provide free legal advice, we would be pleased to match you with an attorney who is conveniently located and qualified to handle your specific legal matter. Furthermore, participating attorneys must be members of the Bar in good standing and agree to provide your initial consultation at a discounted rate.MontgomeryMontgomery Bar Association - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery Bar Association
    National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentProvides addresses of attorneys in caller's area who specialize in claims against the social security administration; most member attorneys work on contingency basis. 560 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs NJ(National Organization of Social Security Claimants Represent)National Organization of Social Security Claimants Reps
    Northampton County Bar AssociationA professional organization of lawyers and judges actively engaged in various programs of public service, professional development, and personal interaction. ARIS (Attorney Referral & Information Service) is a thirty minute consultation with an attorney for a nominal fee.NorthamptonNorthampton County Bar AssociationNorthampton County Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Bar Association - Lawyer Referral ServicesPromotes justice, respect for the rule of law, professional excellence, and betterment of the legal profession along with enhancing public understanding of the legal system and to improving access to legal services for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. DauphinPennsylvania Bar AssociationPennsylvania Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Legal Aid NetworkHelps the public find free legal advice/representation in their region, offers self-help information and community education services through its web site and the "PA Law HELP" web site and advocates on legislation affecting its services and/or clients. Coordinates the ten independent, regional legal aid programs and six specialized legal resource programs that comprise the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. Provides information in the follow area: - Consumer - Children and Families - Disability - Education - Elder Law - Employment - Health Law - Housing and Shelter - Immigration - Migrant Issues - Public Benefits - Veterans and Military DauphinPennsylvania Legal Aid NetworkPennsylvania Legal Aid Network
    Philadelphia Bar Association - Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)Find a lawyer through the Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS).PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Bar Association - Philadelphia; Center CityPhiladelphia Bar Association
    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
    Schuylkill County Office of Senior ServicesOffers a wide range of support services to Schuylkill County residents 60 years of age or older with the goal of allowing them to maintain their independence and self-sufficiency. Aging services include: information and referral, care management, caregiver support, pre-admission assessment, placement services, protective services, outreach, senior center services at five sites, transportation, home delivered meals, adult day care, legal services, ombudsmen, employment, home care services, health insurance information and assistance, volunteer services.SchuylkillSchuylkill County Office of Senior ServicesSchuylkill County Office of Senior Services
    Support Center for Child Advocates - Core ProgramsA non-profit organization founded in 1977, the Support Center for Child Advocates offers free legal and social services to Philadelphia's abused and neglected children. We advocate for these child victims with the goal of securing a permanent, nurturing environment for each child in our care. We offer services through five Core Programs: > Child Protection > Medically Needy Children > Kinship Care and > Adoption > Child Advocacy Leadership Referrals come to us from the courts, District Attorney's Office, Department of Human Services, hospitals and private social service agencies. As one of the few places to call for a lawyer for a needy child, Child Advocates helps children to testify, heal and thrive!PhiladelphiaSupport Center for Child Advocates - Philadelphia; Center CitySupport Center for Child Advocates
    Vision for Equality - Advocacy ServicesWe provide a free, independent link for individuals who live in Philadelphia and receive or require MR services. Our focus is on assuring that the rights of people receiving services are protected and they are treated with dignity and respect. We want to empower people and their families to advocate for themselves. The services we provide are. . . - Advocate, monitor and take action to assure personal rights - Act as an impartial source of assistance for conflict resolution - Evaluate the adequacy of policies, procedures and services - Provide individual training and consultation - Referral for legal information and servicesPhiladelphiaVision for Equality, Inc - Philadelphia; ChinatownVision for Equality
    Washington County Bar AssociationProvides a Lawyer Referral Service. Works to maintain the honor and dignity of profession of law; cultivate social relations among its members; and increase its usefulness in promoting the due administration of justice. Publishes weekly Legal Journal to Services.WashingtonWashington County Bar AssociationWashington County Bar Association
    Washington County Bar Association - Lawyer Referral ServiceProvides a half-hour consultation with an attorney to persons needing legal services.WashingtonWashington County Bar AssociationWashington County Bar Association
    Westmoreland Bar Association Lawyer Information and ReferralProvides a referral network to connect people with a lawyer who is skilled in the area of the client's needWestmorelandWestmoreland Bar AssociationWestmoreland Bar Association
    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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