Legal Aid Organizations in Philadelphia

We are often limited in the work we can do for clients. There are several other great legal aid organizations in Philadelphia.

 

Catholic Social Services
222 North 17th Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-587-3614
chsweb@chs-adphila.org
cssphiladelphia.org

Services include adoption and immigration assistance.

 
Community Legal Services, Inc.
1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-981-3700
clsphila.org

Services include foreclosure defense, landlord-tenant issues, and consumer bankruptcy. Community Legal Services also conducts community education.

 

Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
718 Arch Street
Suite 200N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-523-9511
siana@philalegal.org
philalegal.org/html/consumer_bankruptcy_assistance.html

Pro bono lawyers provide bankruptcy assistance.

 

Defender Association of Philadelphia
1441 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-568-3190
philadefender.org

The Defender Association of Philadelphia represents about 70% of all persons arrested in Philadelphia.  The courts determine standards of indigence and make all counsel appointments for the Association.

 

Education Law Center
The Philadelphia Building 
1315 Walnut Street, 4th Fl 
Philadelphia, PA 19107 
215-238-6970
elc-pa.org

This nonprofit legal advocacy group protects the rights of children in gaining an education. 

 

Face to Face Legal center
109 East Price Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Office: (215) 849-0179
Dining Room: (215) 438-7939 
facetofacegermantown.org

The Face to Face Legal Center protects the human, civil and legal rights of low-income and homeless individuals. The center is staffed by volunteer attorneys and law students and provides a full range of legal services from consumer to public benefits. 

 

HIAS Pennsylvania
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-832-0900
hiaspa.org

Services include legal aid for low-income and at-risk immigrants and refugees.

 

Homeless Advocacy Project
1429 Walnut Street
15th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-523-9595 
info@haplegal.org
homelessadvocacyproject.org

Services focus on free civil legal services for homeless families and individuals.

 

Juvenile Law Center
1315 Walnut Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-625-0551
jlc.org

Services involve advocacy for children in child welfare and justice systems.

 

Legal Clinic for the Disabled
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-587-3350
legalinfo@lcdphila.org
lcdphila.org

This clinic provides legal services for low-income people with disabilities. Phone intake hours are every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Criminal or personal injury legal services are not available.

 

Lutheran Children and Family Service
5401 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120
215-456-5700 
lcfsinpa.org

The social services offered involve adoption, foster care, immigration needs, and more.

 

Nationalities Services Center
1216 Arch Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-893-8400
help@nscphila.org
nationalitiesservice.org

The center provides legal services for immigrants. There is a $40.00 fee for initial walk-in consultations.

 

Office of Housing and Community Development
1234 Market St, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-686-9749
info.dhcd@phila.gov
phila.gov/dhcd

Services include financial assistance for first-time home buyers, housing counseling services, and home repair services.

 

Pennsylvania Health Law Project
Corn Exchange Building
123 Chestnut Street Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 215-625-3990 
Helpline: 800-274-3258
staff@phlp.org
phlp.org

Services help Pennsylvanians overcome barriers to access health care coverage.

 

Philadelphia Housing Authority
12 South 23rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-684-4000
info@pha.phila.gov
pha.phila.gov

Services focus on public housing needs.

 

Pennsylvania Innocence Project
At Temple University Beasley School of Law
1515 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-204-4255
innocenceprojectpa@temple.edu
innocenceprojectpa.org

Services address wrongful convictions.

 

Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street
11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-238-6300
Lawyer Referral and Information Services:
215-238-6333
lris@philabar.org
philadelphiabar.org

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) answers more than 60,000 phone calls each year. The LRIS answers basic legal questions and refers callers to attorneys when appropriate.  A private attorney referred to by the LRIS will charge a $25.00 first-hour consultation fee.

 

Philadelphia Legal Assistance
The Cast Iron Building
718 Arch Street, Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-981-3800
philalegal.org

The Philadelphia Legal Assistance offers legal services for low-income individuals. Their focus is on family law, public benefits, and consumer housing.

 

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-627-7100
general@pilcop.org
pilcop.org

Services include representation for people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, low-income individuals, and formerly incarcerated individuals.

 

Regional Housing Legal Services
2 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-572-7300 
rhls.org

Nonprofit law firm provides expertise in affordable housing and utility matters.

 

SeniorLAW Center
Two Penn Center
1500 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1501
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-988-1244
seniorlawcenter.org

Services include legal rights protection for the elderly. 

 

Support Center for Child Advocates
1617 JFK Blvd.
Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19103
267-546-9200
sccalaw.org

The center provides free legal services for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County.

 

Volunteers for the Indigent Program
1500 Walnut Street
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-523-9550 
phillyvip.org

The Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) provides indigent people access to the legal system in civil matters by referring them to volunteer lawyers and other legal professionals.

 

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
One Penn Center
1617 JFK Boulevard
Suite 555
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-557-2626
info@welcomingcenter.org
welcomingcenter.org

The center offers a free legal clinic for immigrants on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Women Against Abuse
100 South Broad Street
Suite 1341
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Office: 215-386-1280
Free 24-hour hotline: 1-866-723-3014
womenagainstabuse.org

Services include free legal service for men and women facing relationship violence-based legal issues, concentrating on protection from abuse, support, and custody.