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    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania provides free civil legal services for low-income residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. FAQs.

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

As part of Laurel House and LASP's partnership on domestic violence issues and assisting victims in Protection from Abuse cases, staff members met Aug. 22, 2018 in LASP's Norristown offices.

Shawn Boehringer and Elizabeth Fritsch

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (Aug. 7, 2018)—LASP’s new Executive Director, Shawn Boehringer, has dedicated his career to civil legal services in Maryland, Florida and Kentucky, but in joining LASP, he’s...

(July 2018) In June, Pennsylvania became the first state to pass and sign into law Clean Slate legislation. The law provides automatic record-sealing of nonviolent ungraded, second- or third-degree...

(June 2018) New grant funding from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) will expand LASP services to victims of domestic violence in all four counties that we serve. LASP will hire an additional attorney...

THANKS to all who supported the 2018 Legal Aid Golf Classic June 22 at Bluestone Country Club, Blue Bell! Proceeds directly benefit LASP's Montgomery County Division. LASP thanks Montgomery Bar...

Braving light drizzle, 42 runners of all ages took to beautiful Struble Trail June 23 for the 14th annual Trial Run 5K! The race, in Downingtown, raised $16,825 in support of LASP’s Chester County...

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LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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

 

 

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSISTANCE

 

Montgomery County

Call our toll-free Protection from Abuse Helpline to speak with an attorney or paralegal.
1-855-980-6924
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F
Callers can leave a message outside of these hours

Delaware County

Call our toll-free Protection from Abuse Helpline to speak with an attorney or paralegal.
1-855-879-3100
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F
Callers can leave a message outside of these hours