Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) seeks a new Executive Director to lead this exceptional organization forward. Elizabeth Wood Fritsch, Esq., who served as Executive Director for 20 years, is stepping down on July 31, 2018.
LASP is dedicated to the provision of high quality legal services to low income and vulnerable residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. It is the primary provider of legal assistance in the four county region, delivering its services through seven local offices and a centralized phone and online helpline system. In addition to a staff of approximately 62, it uses more than 200 volunteer attorneys from the private bar to provide pro bono legal advice and representation to those in need. It works closely with the local bar associations and other human services organizations in the region to expand access to the courts and to address the most critical legal needs of low income and vulnerable residents living within its borders.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of LASP, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
LASP, and its predecessor organizations, have enjoyed 50 years of accomplishment and success in the region. The next Executive Director will join LASP at a time of stability and strength.