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

Presentation on Employment Protections at State Correctional Institution (SCI) Chester

Erica Briant, Esq., the Equal Justice Works AmericCorps Legal Fellow at LASP, will speak about employment protections when she presents at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Chester (PA) on July 14th. Ms. Briant’s presentation to 60 men in the transitional housing unit will include information about employment protections for people with records; targeting job searches toward jobs where their records will not prevent them from working; how they can protect themselves from unlawful employment discrimination; and also the long term goal of pardons and expungements.

News Archive

Latest LASP News

Longterm Benefits of Legal Aid Organizations

July 29th, 2015

A recent Op-Ed on CNN.Com  notes the long-term benefits of civil legal aid including stabilizing families in crisis and saving taxpayers' money in the long run. The Op-Ed notes that "By investing in civil legal aid programs, we can help improve families' long-term economic security while reining in government costs." Read More

 


The American Lawyer Highlights Legal Aid and the Need for More Legal Services

June 30, 2015

The latest issue of The American Lawyer features a special report on legal aid and the justice gap. The cover story and an editorial both focus on funding for legal services, and how greater institutional giving by law firms can help narrow the gap. The cover story notes that “There's just one legal aid lawyer for every 8,893 low-income Americans who qualify for legal aid … That's how, in a country with one of the highest concentrations of lawyers in the world, poor people often are forced to navigate the potential loss of their home, their children or their benefits on their own.”


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