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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.

Community Education

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 9th. 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.


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Working to Impact Public Interest

June 23, 2015

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Erica Briant, Esq. - Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow and Drexel alumni

Erica Briant, an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow at LASP, is featured in an article about the growing number of Drexel University Kline School of Law alumni who are pursuing careers in public interest. The Docket, the law school’s newsletter, notes that Ms. Briant, a 2014 graduate of Drexel’s law school, worked a pro bono student with HIAS, an organization that serves refuges and other displaced persons, and continues to make a powerful impression in the field of public interest law. Ms. Briant’s work at LASP focuses largely on expungements. To read The Docket article, click here.

Merck Pro Bono Program receives PLAN Excellence Award!

April 13th, 2015

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The Merck Pro Bono Program is a strong partner for justice. Pro bono attorneys from Merck’s legal department staff LASP’s Lansdale outreach site weekly, playing a key role in efforts to expand access to free civil legal services. This year, LASP nominated the Merck Pro Bono Program for a PLAN Excellence Award in recognition of their dedication and service. The award was presented on March 24, 2015. Congratulations to Merck for this much deserved honor! Pictured are Elizabeth W. Fritsch, Esq, LASP Executive Director, Mark Daniel, Associate Vice President & Group Managing Counsel from Merck (center) who accepted the Excellence Award from PLAN Board President Wesley R. Payne, IV, Esq.(left) Click here to see the video honoring the Merck Pro Bono Program.

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