Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA

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Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

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These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

Carlisle Barracks
22 Ashburn Drive Room 105
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: 717-245-4940
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usag/pja/index.html

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs:

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
1211 Chestnut St, Ste 600
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-587-9377
Fax: 215-587-9902
http://www.aidslawpa.org

Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Landlord/Tenant, Insurance, Prison Issues, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Allegheny County Bar Association Center for Volunteer Legal Resources
400 Koppers Building
436 Seventh Avenue, Ste 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-227-5100
Fax: 412-261-3622
http://www.acba.org

Counties Served:
Allegheny
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Guardianship; Unemployment Compensation, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Allegheny County Bar Association Indigent Divorce Program
920 City-County Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-391-4467
Fax: 412-261-6349
Intake:
412-402-6714
Counties Served:
Allegheny
Type of Cases Accepted:
Dissolution

Cumberland County Bar Association LRS
32 South Bedford Street
Carlisle, PA 17013-3302
Phone: 717-249-3166
Fax: 717-249-2663
http://www.cumberlandbar.com/

Dauphin County Bar Association
213 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1493
Phone: 717-232-7536
Fax: 717-234-4582
Intake:
717-232-0581
Counties Served:
Dauphin
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate,
Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Delaware County Legal Assistance Association Pro Bono Project
410 Welsh St
Chester, PA 19013-4407
Phone: 610-874-8421
Fax: 610-874-2171
Counties Served:
Delaware
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Housing,
Wills, Torts, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Custody, CED

Fresh Start Clinic Consumer, Bankruptcy, Assisance Project
42 S 15th Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-523-9511
Fax: 215-981-3866
Intake:
215-523-9511
Counties Served:
Philadelphia
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Debt counseling.

Keystone Legal Services, Inc. Pro Bono Project
2054 E College Ave
State College, PA 16801-7201
Phone: 814-238-4958
Fax: 814-238-9504
Intake:
800-326-9177
Counties Served:
Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption, AIDS/HIV

Kidsvoice
437 Grant Street, 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-391-3100

Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.
321 Spruce St, 5th Floor
Scranton, PA 18503-1400
Phone: 570-961-2714
Fax: 570-961-2715
lpbinc@juno.com
Intake:
570-570-961-2714
Counties Served:
Lackawanna
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Education, Housing, Wills, Landlord/tenant, debtor-creditor, mortgage, foreclosure, unemployment compensation, SSI termination, Torts, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Legal Aid Of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Norristown Office)
317 Swede St
Norristown, PA 19401-4801
Phone: 610-275-5400
Fax: 610-275-5406
http://lasp.org

Intake:
877-429-5994
Counties Served:
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Terminating Parental Rights, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Legal Aid Volunteer Attorneys
1001 State St, Ste 1200
Erie, PA 16501-1833
Phone: 814-452-6949
Fax: 814-452-3734
http://www.nwls.org

nwls@nwls.org
Intake:
814-452-6957
Counties Served:
Erie
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Wills, Unemployment Compensation; Power of Attorneys/Guardianships; Defense of Lawsuits; Guardian Ad Litem; Motor Vehicle License Suspension; Landlord/Tenant; Support; Emancipation; Mortgage Foreclosure, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Mental Health, Association Of Allegheny County
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-391-3820
Fax: 412-391-3825
http://www.mhaac.net

Counties Served:
Allegheny
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Housing, Custody

Mid Penn Legal Services (Carlisle Office)
8 Ivrine Row
Carlisle, PA 17013-3019
Phone: 717-243-9400
Fax: 717-243-8026
http://www.midpenn.org/

Intake:
717-243-9400
Counties Served:
Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Employment
Law, Housing, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody

Mid Penn Legal Services/York County Bar Association Pro Bono Program
256 E Market St
York, PA 17403-2013
Phone: 717-848-3605
Fax: 717-854-5431
http://www.midpenn.org/

Counties Served:
York
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Dissolution, Custody

Nationalities Service Center
1300 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 1907
Phone: 215-893-8400

Neighborhood Legal Services Association
928 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3799
Phone: 412-255-6700
Fax: 412-765-3223
http://www.nlsa.us

Intake:
412-255-6700
Counties Served:
Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED

Neighborhood Legal Services Association Butler Office
220 S Main St
Butler, PA 16001-5916
Phone: 724-282-3888
Fax: 724-282-4622
http://www.nlsa.us/

Counties Served:
Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Employment Law, Housing, Social security, Mortgage Foreclosure, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody

North Penn Legal Services (Bethlehem Office)
65 E Elizabeth Ave, Ste 903
Bethlehem, PA 18018-6516
Phone: 610-317-8757
Fax: 610-317-8778
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

Intake:
610-317-8757
Counties Served:
Lehigh, Northampton
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Custody, AIDS/HIV

North Penn Legal Services (Wilkes-Barre Office)
15 Public Sq, Ste 410
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701-1704
Phone: 570-825-8567
Fax: 570-824-0001
http://www.northpennlegal.org/

Counties Served:
Luzerne, Carbon, Monroe, Pike
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy

 Northern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. Judicare Program
108 N Washington Ave
Scranton, PA 18503-1818
Phone: 717-342-0184
Fax: 717-342-4301
lpbinc@juno.com
Counties Served:
Bradford, Lackawanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Housing, Dissolution, Custody

Northwestern Legal Services (Franklin Office)
Venango County Courthouse
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: 724-867-5921
Fax: 814-677-8448
http://www.nwls.org/

Counties Served:
Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Mercer, McKean, Potter, Venango, Warren
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Terminating Parental Rights, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody, Adoption

Pennsylvania Immigration, Resource Center
3214 N. Market Street
York, PA 17402
Phone: 717-846-1956
Fax: 717-845-8700
Intake:
717-846-1956
Counties Served:
Berks, Lehigh, Snyder, York
Type of Cases Accepted:
Juvenile, Immigration

Philadelphia VIP Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
42 South 15th Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2505
Phone: 215-523-9550
Fax: 215-564-0845
http://www.phillyvip.org

phillyvip@phillyvip.org
Intake:
215-523-9550
Counties Served:
Philadelphia
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Education, Housing, Wills, Torts, Real Estate, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
251 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-545-3385
Fax: 215-545-4839
http://www.pvla.org

info@pvla.org
Intake:
215-545-3385 ext. 1
Counties Served:
Philadelphia
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Employment Law, Housing, Intellectual property, contract review, and all other arts-related legal issues, Real Estate, CED

Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
5913 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: (412) 345-7456
Fax: (412) 345-7457
http://www.patf.org/

info@patf.org
Counties Served:
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland
Type of Cases Accepted:
AIDS/HIV

Senior Law Center
1005 Broad Street, Land Title Building, 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2935
Phone: 215-238-6390
Fax: 215-238-1159
Intake:
215-238-6361
Counties Served:
Philadelphia
Type of Cases Accepted:
Consumer, Elder Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Custody

Southern Allegheny Legal Aid Judicare Program
616 Main St, Ste 500
Johnstown, PA 15901-2127
Phone: 888-244-7252
Fax: 814-535-3377
Counties Served:
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Somerset
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Housing, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Support Center for Child Advocates
1900 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-925-1913
Fax: 215-925-4756
Counties Served:
Philadelphia
Type of Cases Accepted:
Child Abuse, Terminating Parental Rights, Domestic Violence, Custody

Venango County Pro Bono Program
Venango County Court House
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: 800-665-6957
Fax: 814-677-8448
Intake:
800-665-6957
Counties Served:
Venango
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Terminating Parental Rights, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody, Adoption

Westmoreland County Pro Bono Program
218 South Maple Avenue
Suite 103
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-837-5539
Fax: 724-837-4221
http://www.westbar.org

imunk@verizon.net
Intake:
724-837-5539
Counties Served:
Westmoreland
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Wills, Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, Dissolution, Custody,

Lawyer Referral Programs:

Pennsylvania Bar Association LRS
PO Box 186
General Phone No: 717-238-6715
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0186
800 Phone: 800-692-7375 (In State)
http://www.pabar.org

Counties Served:
Statewide, except for Counties with a local LRIS
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare, International

Allegheny County Bar Association LRS
400 Koppers Building
436 Seventh Avenue 3rd Floor
General Phone No: 412-261-5555
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
http://www.acba.org/

Counties Served:
Allegheny
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel

Berks County LRS
544 Court Street, PO Box 1058
General Phone No: 610-375-4591 & 610-375-4592
Reading, PA 19603-1058
Languages: Spanish
http://www.berksbar.com

Counties Served:
Berks
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel, Pro Bono Panel

Bucks County Bar Association LRIS
PO Box 300
General Phone No: 215-348-9413 x 102
Doylestown, PA 18901-0300
800 Phone: 888-991-9922
http://www.bucksbar.org/html/community_referral.htm

Counties Served:
Bucks
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel

Chester County Bar Association LRS
15 West Gay Street, Floor 2
General Phone No: 610-429-1500
West Chester, PA 19380
http://www.chescobar.org/

Counties Served:
Chester
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Military, International

Cumberland County Bar Association LRS
32 South Bedford Street
General Phone No: 717-249-3166
Carlisle, PA 17013-3302
800 Phone: 800-990-9108 (in state only)
http://www.cumberlandbar.com/

Counties Served:
Cumberland, Main, Perry
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel, Pro Bono Panel

Dauphin County Bar Association
213 N. Front St.
General Phone No: 717-232-7536
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1493
Counties Served:
Dauphin
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel, Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

Delaware County Bar Association LRS
335 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
General Phone No: 610-566-6625 x 221
http://www.delcobar.org
Counties Served: Delaware
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law. 
Special Panels: Reduced Fee Panel, Pro Bono Panel, Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

Erie County Bar Association LRIS
PO Box 1792
General Phone No: 814-459-4411
Erie, PA 16507
http://www.eriebar.com/

Counties Served:
Erie
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: International, Veterans/Military, Mental Health Commitments, Legal Malpractice

Lancaster Bar Association LRS
28 E. Orange St.
General Phone No: 717-393-0737
Lancaster, PA 17602-2807
http://www.lancasterbar.org/

Counties Served:
Lancaster
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Healthcare, International, Veterans/Military

Lawyer Referral Service of the Bar Association of Lehigh County
1114 W. Walnut St.
General Phone No: 610-433-7094
Allentown, PA 18102-4734
http://www.lehighbar.org/LRS.html

Counties Served:
Lehigh
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel

Luzerne County LRS Of Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association
200 N. River St., Room 23
General Phone No: 570/822-6029
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-1050
http://www.wblawlibrary.org/services.html

Counties Served:
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Legal Malpractice

Montgomery County LRS
PO Box 268
General Phone No: 610-279-9660 ext: 201
Norristown, PA 19404-0268
800 Phone: 800-560-5219
Languages: Spanish
http://www.montgomerybar.org/

Counties Served:
Montgomery and surrounding counties
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel, Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

Northampton County Bar Association ARIS
155 S. 9th St.
General Phone No: 610-258-6333
Easton, PA 18042-4302
Languages: Armenian, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Ukranian
http://www.norcobar.org/

Counties Served:
Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

Philadelphia Bar Association LRIS
1101 Market St., Floor 11
General Phone No: 215-238-6333
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2935
TTY Phone: 215-238-6359
Languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Yiddish, Hebrew, American Sign Language, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.
http://www.philadelphiabarlawyers.com

Counties Served:
Philadelphia, and surrounding counties
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel

Washington County Bar Association LRS
119 South College St.
General Phone No: 724-225-6710
Washington, PA 15301
http://www.washcobar.org/

Counties Served:
Washington
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law.
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel, Pro Bono Panel

Westmoreland Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
129 North Pennsylvania Avenue
General Phone No: 724-834-8490
Greensburg, PA 15601
800 Phone: 866-WBA-1886
http://www.westbar.org/findalawyer

Counties Served:
Westmoreland
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Immigration/Naturalization, Intellectual Property, International
Special Panels:
Reduced Fee Panel, Pro Bono Panel

York County Attorney Connection
137 E. Market St.
General Phone No: 717-854-8755
York, PA 17401-1221
http://www.yorkbar.com

Counties Served:
York
Types of cases referred:
Refers to all areas of the law except: Administration, International

Military-Specific Programs

Philadelphia Bar Association Military Assistance Program
1101 Market Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-238-6388
www.philadelphiabar.org/page/MAP
Counties served: Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery
Type of Cases Accepted: For active duty military and their families: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Act, Personal Bankruptcy, Debtor/Creditor, Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Estate and Tax Planning, Divorce, Custody, Support, Visitation, Spousal Abuse, Paternity, Adoption, Immigration & Naturalization, Health Insurance, Property & Casualty Insurance, Employment, Employment Discrimination, Unemployment Compensation, Landlord/Tenant, Real Estate and Tax. For post 9/11 veterans: Veterans Service Related Compensation, VA Health Care and Discharge Upgrades.

Military Assistance Project
Legal and Financial Services for Military Personnel
2005 Market Street, Suite 1930
One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-557-3550
Fax: 215-557-3551
Website: http://www.militaryassistanceproject.org/
Types of Cases Accepted: Military personnel in need of legal help with bankruptcy matters may contact the Military Assistance Project (MAP). MAP’s pro bono services are designed to counsel, to aid, and when necessary, to represent military personnel in need of legal assistance pertaining to bankruptcy.

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