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.


The Stand Down - Veterans Outreach

Rodlena Sales, Staff Attorney in LASP's Bucks County division, will be providing legal advice and referrals for homeless military veterans at the Philadelphia Stand Down, September 11 - 13, 2015. The Stand Down serves veterans in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, connecting them with services and resources they might need.

The Stand Down takes place at 7321 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19055.

For more information email delvalstanddown@gmail.com or call 267-560-5011.


FREE - Legal Issues Workshops

LASP is presenting  a series of free legal issues workshops in partnership with the United Way of Chester County. The first workshop, Legal Rights and Unemployment Compensation, will be held on September 18, 2015, and will include information on the hearing and appeals process and unemployment compensation law. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, as well as the opportunity to sign up for consultation with a Legal Aid staff attorney. 

The workshop will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the PA CareerLink Chester County and United Way Financial Stability Center, 479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500, Exton, PA 19341

To see the full schedule of  the 2015-2016 legal issues workshops, click here

To register for the Legal Rights and Unemployment Compensation workshop, click here



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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