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.

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



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.

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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 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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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Free Weekly Client Walk-In Intake


Legal Aid of Southeastern PA offers free, weekly client walk-in intake in Coatesville on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at The Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County, 1001 East Lincoln Highway, Suite #104 Coatesville, PA 19320. Help is available for legal concerns including custody, housing, benefits and other civil issues.

The Intake clinic is on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is no appointment necessary. Individuals are asked to bring any relevant documents they may have regarding their legal concern as well as proof of immigration status.
* Spanish interpretation is available.

For more information call 610-275-5400 ext. 131
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News Archive

Latest LASP News


LASP Recieves 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!



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.

 

LIHEAP

November 13th, 2015

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is accepting applications for its cash, weatherization and crisis grants now through April 1, 2016. For more information, click here or call 1-866-857-7095.

 

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