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.


Free Birth Certificate Clinic for Pennsylvania-Born Veterans

LASP is partnering with the Chester County Bar Association to hold a free birth certificate clinic for veterans on November 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Building 38, Room 125D Coatesville, PA 19320. This clinic is only open to veterans born in Pennsylvania, and veterans must bring their service number. For more information and to register, please call Roberta Cosentino at LASP at 610-436-4510. Download a flyer here.


Free Weekly Client Walk-In Intake

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA will begin a free, weekly client walk-in intake on September 23 in Coatesville. A representative from LASP will be available to help eligible low-income people with their civil legal concerns including custody, housing, benefits and other civil issues.

The Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County at the Coatesville Community Health Center 1001 East Lincoln Highway, Suite #104
Coatesville, PA 19320. 

When : Every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m beginning September 23 

The Intake clinic is on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is no appointment necessary. Individuals are asked to bring any relevant documents they may have regarding their legal concern as well as proof of immigration status.

Spanish interpretation is available. 

For more information about this walk-in intake, call 610-275-5400 ext. 131


FREE - Legal Issues Workshops

LASP 's series of free legal issues workshops in partnership with the United Way of Chester County is underway. The next workshop -Custody & Support - will be held on December 18, 2015 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 Custody & Support Worshop,  click here



News Archive

Latest LASP News


November 13th, 2015

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is accepting applications for its cash, weatherization and crisis grants now through April 1, 2016. For more information, click here or call 1-866-857-7095.


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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