Legal Service Links


McKees Rocks Community Clinic
meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening each month at Focus on Renewal in McKees Rocks. Accepts clients from the McKees Rocks and Stowe Township Area. Income guidelines: 250% of poverty; no asset test (although if client is found to have considerable assets, service may be limited to advice.) Sign up for clinic by calling 412-995-3032.

Uptown Legal Clinic
currently meets one Wednesday evening a month; may soon expand to two evenings; located at Bethlehem Haven in the lower Hill District (Fifth Avenue Commons; 905 Watson Street). Accepts clients from the area around Bethlehem Haven and may accept others as well. Income guidelines: 250% of poverty; no asset test. You will need to have a referral to this clinic from a social service agency.

Oakland Area Christian Legal Aid Clinic
1st and 3rd Thursdays each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, 4729 Ellsworth Avenue (corner of Neville and Ellsworth). Accepts clients from all locations. Income guidelines: self-reported net income of 125% of poverty. Sign up by calling the voice mail box number at 412-622-0232 (client will receive call back) or by stopping by the evening of the clinic by 7:30 p.m.

North Side Area Christian Legal Aid Clinic
2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Allegheny Center Alliance Church, 250 East Ohio Street. Accepts clients from all locations. Income guidelines: self-reported net income of 125% of poverty. Sign up by calling the voice mail box number at 412-622-0232 (client will receive call back) or by stopping by the evening of the clinic by 7:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Counties served: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence
(866) 761-6572

Laurel Legal Services
Counties served: Armstrong, Cambria, Clarion, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland
(800) 253-9558

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
Counties served: Fayette, Greene, Somerset and Washington
(800) 846-0871

Community Legal Services
County Served: Philadelphia
(215) 981-3700

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Counties served: Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery
(877) 429-5994

MidPenn Legal Services
Counties served: Adams, Berks, Blair, Bedford, Centre, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Schuylkill and York

North Penn Legal Services
Counties served: Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming
(877) 9-LEGAL-0

Northwestern Legal Services
Counties served: Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango and Warren
(800) 753-5704

Philadelphia Legal Assistance
County served: Philadelphia
(215) 981-3808


Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

PA LawHELP.org – guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Pennsylvania. Locate information on a variety of legal issues, as well as information on how to contact programs providing legal assistance in Pennsylvania. To view a copy of PA LawHELP’s brochure, click here.

This guide is a free service which is made possible through a grant from the Legal Services Corporation and the ongoing support of Pennsylvania Legal Services. The web site was created by Pro Bono.net and is maintained by Pennsylvania Legal Services, in conjunction with Neighborhood Legal Services Association.

Community Justice Project (CJP) – a non-profit, public interest law firm. Its mission is to protect and expand the civil rights of low-income people throughout Pennsylvania, except Philadelphia. It provides broad impact legal support for eligible low income people who live in Pennsylvania. Through this advocacy, the CJP seeks: to protect the basic needs of low income individuals and families, and to assist them in their efforts to become self-sufficient or to otherwise improve their lives and the communities in which they live; to enforce laws protecting rights of Pennsylvanian residents in their homes, schools and workplaces; and, to change the policies that hurt low income Pennsylvanians, especially those policies affecting, welfare, childcare and transportation.

Eastern Office
118 Locust St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 236-9486 (phone)
(800) 322-7572 (toll-free)
(717) 233-4088 (fax)

Western Office
Suite 800
429 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 434-6002 (phone)
(866) 482-3076 (toll-free)
(412) 434-5706 (fax)

Reading Office (Ayuda en Español)
501 Washington St., Suite 308
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 370-7296 (Abraham)
(610) 370-7459 (Benita)
(610) 370-7556 (fax)

Hazleton Office (Ayuda en Español)
100 West Broad Street
Suite 311
P.O. Box 2308
Hazleton, PA 18201
(570) 501-3356 (phone)

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania -Intake Inquiries: You can contact DRN’s Intake Team to seek advice about disability rights, access to services, abuse and neglect, and other issues by calling DRN’s toll-free number above or by emailing DRN at intake@drnpa.org.

Harrisburg Office
301 Chestnut Street, Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101
1-800-692-7443 [Voice]
1-877-375-7139 [TDD]
(717) 236-8110 [Voice]
(717) 236-0192 [Fax]

Philadelphia Office
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut St., Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19107–4798
(215) 238-8070 (Voice)
(215) 772-3126 (Fax)

Pittsburgh Office
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 701
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1505
(412) 391-5225 [Voice]
(412) 467-8940 [Fax]

Education Law Center – provides information on the legal rights of public school students, help with problem-solving, written materials, and contacts. In some cases involving large numbers of children, we provide legal representation.

Eastern Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4717
Phone: 215-238-6970

Western Pennsylvania
429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 702
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-258-2120

Friends of Farmworkers
699 Ranstead Street, Suite 4
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 733-0878 or (800) 729-1607 (phone)
(215) 733-0876 (fax)
Toll Free call from Mexico (clients only): 001-800-51-41-349

Pennsylvania Farmworker Project
of Philadelphia Legal Assistance
(888) 541-1544

Pennsylvania Health Law Project – assists in obtaining access to healthcare and helps monitor the quality of care and service given at various health care programs.
Statewide Toll-free Hotline (800) 274-3528
Website: www.phlp.org

Pittsburgh Office
The Hollander Building
415 East Ohio Street
Suite 325
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 434-5779

Philadelphia Office
Corn Exchange Building, Suite 400
123 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-3990 (phone)
(215) 625-38879 (fax)

Harrisburg Office
118 Locust Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1414
(717) 236-6310 (phone)
(717) 233-4088 (fax)

Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project – seeks to deliver civil legal services to the institutional population of our Commonwealth. Difficulties with access and the unique nature institutional legal issues require a specialized method of delivering such services.

Eastern Office
The Cast Iron Building
718 Arch Street Suite 304 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-2966 (phone)
(215) 925-5337 (fax)

Central Office
Lewisburg Prison Project
PO Box 128
Lewisburg, PA 17837-0129
(570) 523-1104 (phone)
(570) 523-3944 (fax)

Western Office
429 Forbes Avenue, Suite 800
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 434-6175

Pennsylvania Utility Law Project – provides information, assistance, and advice about residential utility and energy matters affecting low-income consumers.
118 Locust Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 236-9486 (phone)
(800) 322-7572 (toll-free)
(717) 233-4088 (fax)

Regional Housing Legal Services – a nonprofit law firm with unique expertise in affordable, sustainable housing and its related components — community and economic development, utility matters and preservation of home ownership. RHLS provides innovative project and policy solutions that help create sustainable communities offering decent, safe and affordable housing for lower-income Pennsylvanians.

Glenside Office:
2 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Phone: (215) 572-7300
Fax: (215) 572-0262

Pittsburgh Office:
710 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 201-4304
Fax: (412) 281-9987


Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law – provides national leadership in identifying, developing, and supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people and communities.
50 East Washington Street, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois, 60602
(312) 263-3830 (voice)
(312) 263-3846 (fax)