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Where to Find Help

UPDATED August 4, 2017

Legal Assistance

Pennsylvania

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

 

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Cambria

Laurel Legal Services, Inc. (Johnstown Office)
Franklin Center
225 Franklin Street, Suite 400
Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 536-8917
Phone: (888) 244-7252
Fax: (814) 535-3377
Web: http://www.laurellegalservices.org/
Laurel Legal Services, Inc. provides free or low cost legal services to low-income and elderly individuals. Laurel provides free legal representation to most domestic violence victims, regardless of income. Laurel Legal Services caseload covers housing (securing and preserving safe, decent, affordable housing for low-income people); family issues (domestic violence, child safety, health and independence of low-income children, families, and individuals); economic stability (SSI/SSD unemployment, public benefits, and educational benefits). LLS’ Johnstown location serves Westmoreland, Jefferson, and Clarion Counties.

Centre

MidPenn Legal Services (State College Office)
3500 East College Avenue, Suite 1295
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 238-4958
Phone: (800) 326-9177
Fax: (814) 238-9504
Web: http://www.midpenn.org/
MidPenn Legal Services provides legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence. The MidPenn caseload covers: domestic violence, welfare, consumer, elder law, housing, homeless outreach, social security/disability, health, AIDS, education, custody, divorce, and other poverty related issues. The MidPenn Legal Services State College office location serves Centre, Juniata, Huntingdon, and Mifflin Counties.

Chester

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (West Chester Office)
222 North Walnut Street, Second Floor
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (877) 429-5994
Phone: (610) 436-4510
Fax: (610) 436-5186
Web: http://www.lasp.org
Email: Managing Attorney, Rachel Houseman: rhouseman@lasp.org
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) provides legal representation to low-income individuals, victims of domestic abuse, and the elderly. LASP provides free legal services in the areas of: family/custody law, employment law, Protection From Abuse (PFA), public benefits, housing problems, elder law, and consumer and bankruptcy problems. Legal services LASP offers include information and advice, drafting of legal documents, and negotiation and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. LASP serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

Clarion

Laurel Legal Services, Inc. (Clarion Office)
231 West Main Street
Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: (814) 226-4340
Phone: (800) 660-1755
Fax: (814) 226-5531
Web: http://www.laurellegalservices.org/
Laurel Legal Services, Inc. provides free or low cost legal services to low-income and elderly individuals. Laurel provides free legal representation to most domestic violence victims, regardless of income. Laurel Legal Services caseload covers housing (securing and preserving safe, decent, affordable housing for low-income people); family issues (domestic violence, child safety, health and independence of low-income children, families, and individuals); economic stability (SSI/SSD unemployment, public benefits, and educational benefits). LLS’ Clarion location serves Westmoreland, Jefferson, and Clarion Counties.

Clearfield

MidPenn Legal Services (Clearfield Office)
211 East Locust Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Phone: (814) 765-9646
Phone: (800) 326-9177
Fax: (814) 765-1396
Web: http://www.midpenn.org/
MidPenn Legal Services provides legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence. The MidPenn caseload covers: domestic violence, welfare, consumer, elder law, housing, homeless outreach, social security/disability, health, AIDS, education, custody, divorce, and other poverty related issues. The MidPenn Legal Services Clearfield office location serves Clearfield County.

Columbia

North Penn Legal Services (Bloomsburg Office)
168 East Fifth Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: (570) 784-8760
Phone: (877) 515-7079
Fax: (570) 784-4840
Web: http://www.northpennlegal.org/
North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) provides legal services to low-income families, individuals, and groups including victims of domestic violence, in need of legal assistance and representation. Services include individual representation (ranging from document preparation to litigation), information, referral, and advice through a telephone helpline, community legal education, and support to clients who will be taking responsibility for handling some or all aspects of their own issue. NPLS assists in noncriminal matters such as eviction from housing, discrimination, family law, and consumer protection issues. The NPLS Bloomsburg Office serves Columbia and Montour Counties.

Crawford

Northwestern Legal Services (Meadville Office)
Professional Building
231 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 452-6957 or (800) 665-6957
Phone: (814) 724-1040 or (800) 753-5706
Fax: (814) 336-3743
Web: http://www.nwls.org/
The Northwestern Legal Services (NWLS) provides free legal representation to low-income people with civil legal problems. Cases NWLS handles are: education and employment, health law issues, family law (domestic violence/protection from abuse, divorce separation, and more), housing law, public benefits, social security and SSI, unemployment compensation, and consumer law. The Meadville office serves Crawford County.

Cumberland

MidPenn Legal Services (Carlisle Office)
401 East Louther Street, Suite 103
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 243-9400 or (800) 822-5288
Phone: (800) 326-9177
Fax: (717) 243-8026
Web: http://www.midpenn.org/
MidPenn Legal Services provides legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence. The MidPenn caseload covers domestic violence, welfare, consumer, elder law, housing, homeless outreach, social security/disability, health, AIDS, education, custody, divorce, and other poverty related issues. The MidPenn Legal Services Carlisle Office serves Cumberland County.

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