PALawHELP.org is a guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Pennsylvania. Here you can locate information on a variety of legal issues, as well as information on how to contact programs providing legal assistance in Pennsylvania. This includes basic eligibility and contact information for the programs proving free legal assistance in Pennsylvania.
This guide is a free service which is made possible through a grant from the Legal Services Corporation and the ongoing support of Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. and its member programs. The web site development was created by Pro Bono Net and content in the site is maintained by Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc., in conjunction with Neighborhood Legal Services Association.
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is the principal funder and oversight agency for organizations that provide legal assistance to low income residents of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is a community of legal services provider organizations committed to the aspirational goal that every resident in the state will have access to the full range of legal services and legal remedies regardless of where they are in the state. Legal assistance is delivered in all 67 counties of the Commonwealth through regional programs addressing a breadth of legal matters brought forth by local clients. In addition, statewide programs funded by Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. focus in-depth on poverty law issues that impact the poor across the state.
Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City and San Francisco. It works in close partnership with nonprofit legal organizations across the United States and Canada, to increase access to justice for the millions of poor people who face legal problems every year without help from a lawyer. Pro Bono Net does this by (i) supporting the innovative and effective use of technology by the nonprofit legal sector, (ii) increasing participation by volunteers, and (iii) facilitating collaborations among nonprofit legal organizations and advocates working on similar issues or in the same region.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association is a private, non-profit Pennsylvania corporation established in 1966 to provide free legal services in civil cases to low-income people. The program serves the residents of four counties in Western Pennsylvania - Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence. The program's mission is to meet the civil legal needs of the poor and vulnerable individuals by securing the rights and obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled through effective legal representation of eligible individuals and groups. Program services include telephone advice, clinics, referral, community education, representation before administrative bodies and representation in court. Assistance from the private bar enables the program to stretch its own limited resources in numerous ways, including the Pro Bono Referral Program in which eligible clients are referred to private attorneys for free or reduced-fee representation in certain cases.
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