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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.