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    Free help is available with: Family Law; Employment Law; Protection from Abuse; Public Benefits; Housing Problems; Elder Law; Consumer & Bankruptcy Problems. Legal Information.

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    “I was scared, upset, and confused that I was going to lose my house. I can't thank you enough. Thank you all again for helping families save their homes or in other areas of assistance. I'm in my home, sleeping good now, eating, feeling less stressed, and no longer crying."  Success Stories.  

Events & Latest News

LASP will join other exhibitors at State Sen. Thomas McGarrigie's Senior Citizen Expo Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. - noon at Lazaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA 19029. Admission is...

Delaware County Pro Bono Week: Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 | Wills & Estate Planning Seminar

LASP will present expungement workshops at the Coatesville Center for Community Health, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, this fall. Individuals with criminal histories are often denied...

A Birth Certificate Clinic will take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Catholic Social Services of Delaware County, 130 E. Seventh St., Chester, PA 19013.  No ID is required; attendees will meet...

Moderators will include Michael E. Kelley, Managing Attorney for LASP's Norristown office, and Barbara M. Smith, Esq. Speakers will be Elizabeth D'Arcangelo, Administrator, Montgomery County...

The Bucks Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee will present the free CLE from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Bucks Bar Association, 135 E. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901. One (1) Ethics PA CLE credit. 

The Bucks County Bar Association's Pro Bono Award Presentation...

Sweet justice for poor clients is not just about winning a case; it's about access to legal advice and someone to help navigate the courts that can changepeople's lives for the better. The Pro Bono...



LASP and legal aid programs across the country contribute to bringing life to Constitution & FDR's "four freedoms"

To the LASP community,


The LASP service area of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties is home to some of the most significant sites of American history -- the Battle of Brandywine, Valley Forge, and Washington's crossing of the Delaware. These events were crucial in the formation of our nation. In nearby Philadelphia in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed and included a stirring preamble which sets forth the paramount ideals of the country, among them ensuring domestic tranquility, promoting the general welfare, and at the top of the list, establishing justice.

Added to the Constitution in 1868 after the Civil War, the deadliest military conflict in U.S history, was the 14th Amendment, which guarantees due process and equal protection to all citizens.

On January 6, 1941, on the heels of the Great Depression and on the brink of U.S. involvement in World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt gave his famous "Four Freedoms" State of the Union, in which he insisted that individuals in all nations share the key freedoms which Americans value most: the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of religion, the freedom from want, and the freedom from fear. The "Four Freedoms" speech created the foundation for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, championed by President Roosevelt's widow, Eleanor, and adopted by the United Nations in 1948.

The work of LASP and legal aid programs across the country is so important because the programs contribute to bringing life to the lofty aspirations set forth in the Constitution and by President Roosevelt. By assisting the domestic violence victim obtain protection, legal aid programs advance the freedom from fear. By assisting an individual obtain SSI benefits because of a disability or helping someone qualify for SNAP benefits to feed their family or avoid an eviction done in violation of the law, legal services programs promote the general welfare, ensure due process of law, and further the freedom from want. In all of these cases, legal aid staff ensure that our courts and administrative agencies promote and establish justice.

Your support and interest in the work of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania is greatly appreciated. Please call upon us if you need assistance in one of our areas of expertise, refer those in need of help to us, and support our mission and programs.


C. Shawn Boehringer LASP Executive Director






Montgomery County

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Delaware County

Call our toll-free Protection from Abuse Helpline to speak with an attorney or paralegal.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F
Callers can leave a message outside of these hours