About Legal Aid

Our mission: To provide quality legal representation to low-income and vulnerable people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County, to empower them to solve problems without legal representation through legal education and increased access to the courts, and to change community practices and systems that cause or aggravate poverty.

Events

Manna on Main - Legal Assistance

Every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m, LASP is at Manna on Main Street in Lansdale to help answer your questions about custody, housing, benefits and other civil legal issues. No appointment is necessary

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Driver’s License Restoration Clinic

LASP s partnering with State Senator Daylin Leach’s office to hold a Driver’s License Restoration Clinic on May 11, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Carver Center, 249 Jacoby Street, Norristown, PA. This is a free clinic. To participate you must have your PA Driver’s License Number and your Social Security Number. The clinic will provide education for those who are having trouble navigating the driver's license reinstatement process. To register, please contact Chad Hoffmann at Sen. Leach’s office at 610-768-4200 or e-mail: choffmann@pasenate.com

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Please let Legal Aid know what is important to you and your community!

We're conducting an assessment to identify the most pressing legal needs of low-income and elderly residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Please take a few minutes to complete a short, anonymous survey. Click here for the survey!

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New Outreach Location


LASP nas a new new outreach location at Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS), 257 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

On the first Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., a representative from LASP will be available to help eligible low-income people with their civil legal concerns including custody, housing, benefits and other civil issues.

The Intake Clinic will be by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 610-933-1105, ext. 202.

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News Archive

Latest LASP News


The13th Annual 5K Race


May 11, 2017

It's time to get those running shoes ready.... Trial Run 2017 is coming! The13th Annual 5K Race is happening on June 10 - and it's only $8 if you register before June 1! Support legal aid, get some great exercise, and HAVE FUN! Visit www.trialrun5k.lasp.org to register. Thank you to our event sponsor MacElree Harvey, Ltd.!



Rodlena Sales - Renaissance Women's Award


May 11, 2017

Congratulations to Rodlena Sales, Managing Attorney/VOCA Attorney/Pro Bono Coordinator in our Bristol, Bucks County office. She is of the Renaissance Woman Award from A Woman's Place for her #volunteer efforts with the organization and other Bucks County organizations.



How to Reach the Unemployment Compensation Service Center


January 24, 2017

Are you experiencing difficulty reaching the Unemployment Compensation Service Center?, Click Here to download an information sheet that offers tips for how to get around the busy signals and long waits.



Memorial Donations



William Roeger

November 2, 2016

LASP is grateful to the family of William Roeger, who have asked that contributions in his memory be made to LASP to provide legal representation for those who cannot afford it. Mr. Roeger received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law and was, most recently, a principal at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. He was an active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Bucks County Bar Association, and was active in his community and his church. To make a donation in Mr. Roeger’s memory, click here. *Please scroll to the end of the donation form to add information about a memorial gift.

LASP also thanks Catherine Guido for requesting that contributions in memory of her mother, Marianna N. Guido of Owego, New York, be directed to LASP. Cathy is the Managing Attorney of LASP’s office in Pottstown.



LASP Receives Cy Pres Award


Cy Pres Award - Flitter

August 1, 2016

LASP recently received a remarkably generous cy pres award through cases handled by Montgomery Bar Association member Cary Flitter of Flitter, Milz, P.C.. The $69,000 award will be used by LASP to provide legal assistance to clients who are facing issues in the area of consumer law. In 2016, Mr. Flitter has procured over $100,000 in cy pres funds for LASP!



2016 Trial Run 5K Run/Walk in Downingtown Raises Over $18,000 for LASP's Chester County Division



September 16, 2016

June 25 was a beautiful day for the 12th Annual Trial Run 5k Run/Walk at the Struble Trail in Downingtown. The run raised over $18,000 to support LASP Chester County Division's work to meet the civil legal needs of those who cannot afford an attorney. LASP is grateful for the generous support of the event sponsors, MacElree Harvey, Ltd and Gavin Law, LLC, and all of the other sponsors, participants and supporters.

A special thanks goes to the timing services donated by 2L Race Services.

Since its inception in 2005, the race has raised over $198,000.00 To see the full list of sponsors, click here.


Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Grant Award

May 24, 2016

LASP is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $10,000 from the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls for LASP's Safety and Family Stability program. The grant will support legal representation for low income, vulnerable Chester County women who face serious legal issues impacting their safety and family stability, including abuse and child custody problems."The generous funding from the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls means that even more Chester County women and families can benefit from our civil legal services," says LASP's Executive Director, Elizabeth W. Fristch, Esq. "We are grateful for the foundation's support of our work." Read More



Cy Pres Award to LASP Promotes Access to Justice

CyPress Award

April 15, 2016

In April, LASP received an extremely generous cy pres award through cases handled by Cary Flitter of Flitter, Milz, P.C. The award in the amount of $35,000 is a result of successful litigation around improper credit practices, and will be used by LASP to provide legal assistance to clients who are facing issues in the area of consumer law. Read More


Senate Bill 166: Expungements

February 25th, 2016

On February 16, Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 166 into law, expanding Pennsylvania's expungement law for people with certain misdemeanor convictions. You can read Executive Director Elizabeth W. Fritsch's commentary on the new law at Newsworks.org.

This bill was passed almost unanimously in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate. SB 166 provides a light at the end of the tunnel for Pennsylvanians with a qualifying misdemeanor conviction. Pennsylvanians who have paid their debts to society get a second chance and an opportunity to thrive.

 

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