Our History

Our first clinic opened in 2002 at the Salvation Army in West Philadelphia. We were inspired by the Christian Legal Society and follow a model which began over 40 years ago. We are one of 63 similar clinics across the country. Our second clinic opened in 2005 in Hunting Park. In 2012, we adopted an ambitious strategic plan and transitioned from an all-volunteer ministry to a full-time non-profit with our own office and staff. CLCP has experienced significant growth since that time and now has 9 clinics and over 130 attorney volunteers.