Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Board Helping to Secure Equal Access to Justice
List of Grantees
Founded in 1988, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS and those affected by the epidemic. We also educate the public about AIDS-related legal issues, train case managers to become better advocates for HIV-positive clients, and work at local, state & national levels to achieve fair laws & policies.
The Allegheny County Bar Foundation (ACBF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the philanthropic and educational arm of the Allegheny County Bar Association. The mission of the ACBF is to be a driving force in promoting justice for all and to improve the community through charitable, educational, and direct legal and pro bono services to low income residents and community organizations.
The Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia (CLCP) seeks to address injustice and poverty by bringing volunteer attorneys into neighborhoods where their services are most needed. CLCP’s first legal clinic opened in in 2002 at the Salvation Army in West Philadelphia and since then has expanded to seven clinics with over 80 volunteer attorneys.
The Community Justice Project 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.
The mission of Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia is to help low-income Philadelphia residents obtain equal access to justice by providing them with advice and representation in civil legal matters; advocating for their legal rights; and conducting community education about the legal issues that affect them.
The Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project assists Philadelphians with low-incomes who strive to regain financial health by providing them with equal access to justice and pro bono debt counseling/ Chapter 7 bankruptcy representation to obtain a financial fresh start.
The mission of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) is to advance, protect, and advocate for the legal, human, and civil rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
ELC’s mission is to ensure that all of Pennsylvania’s children, including poor children, children with special needs, and other children who have historically been at a disadvantage in the public education system, have access to high quality public schools.
Franklin County Legal Services provides legal education, advice and representation to low income residents of Franklin and Fulton Counties in civil legal matters. We prioritize services necessary for the preservation of basic human needs. Within this framework, we further prioritize the provision of legal services which cannot be provided by federally funded legal services programs because of statutory restrictions.
The mission of Friends of Farmworkers is to improve the living and working conditions of indigent farmworkers, mushroom workers, food processing workers, and workers from immigrant and migrant communities.
Based on the Jewish tradition of “welcoming the stranger,” HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia (HIAS Pennsylvania) provides legal and social services to immigrants and refugees of limited means in Pennsylvania. The agency seeks the fair treatment of and integration into American society of immigrants from all backgrounds.
The mission of the Homeless Advocacy Project is to provide free civil legal services to homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia through a dedicated staff and a corps of volunteer attorneys.
Kids Voice advocates in court and in the community to ensure a safe and permanent home for abused, neglected and at-risk children.
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc.’s mission is to provide, without charge, a broad range of quality civil legal services to the poor in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania through local attorneys volunteering their services in the areas of the law in which indigent clients have the greatest need for legal representation.
Laurel Legal Services, Inc.’s mission is to provide free civil legal representation and information to low-income clients and domestic violence victims in a six county area.
The mission of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) is to provide quality legal representation to low-income and vulnerable people, 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 mission of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. (LCD) is to provide free, high quality legal representation to low-income people with physical disabilities in the Philadelphia region to help them overcome legal obstacles that would otherwise affect their independence, health or quality of life.
Legal Services for Immigrants & Internationals (LSII) mission: To provide legal immigration services to low-income immigrants in Southwestern Pennsylvania, providing them access to services they would otherwise not be able to secure do to their inability to pay and their barriers of language and culture.
MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public interest law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice and high quality civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence in 18 counties throughout central Pennsylvania.
The mission of Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP) is to provide free legal representation to children, age birth to 18 years old, of Montgomery County who are victims of abuse and neglect through pro bono trained attorney advocates who donate their time to protect the interests of the children.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association’s (NLSA) mission is to meet the civil legal needs of the poor and vulnerable in our community through effective legal representation and education.
The mission of North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) is to provide civil legal representation to low-income people and ensure equal access to justice for all.
Northwestern Legal Services (NWLS) assists low income individuals and families by guiding them through the legal system using advocacy and education to obtain justice with the goal of improving their quality of life and strengthening our community.
Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvania residents having trouble accessing publicly-funded health care coverage and services. We accomplish this by: helping individual clients through our Helpline; educating health care consumers, advocates, and providers; and advocating on behalf of our clients at the federal, state, and local level for policies and practices that will best address their needs and protect their rights.
The Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) is a non-profit organization that strives to ensure access to justice for vulnerable immigrants. PIRC protects dignity and human rights by providing education and legal representation to immigrants seeking to obtain or protect their legal status in the United States.
The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project seeks to deliver civil legal services to the institutional population of our Commonwealth. The Project was created and designed to meet the needs of low income residents of our prisons, jails, state hospitals, and state centers.
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is a client-centered organization that provides leadership, funding, and support to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid and direct legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) is dedicated to providing high quality, creative legal services, advice and referrals for eligible low income people. We are committed to educating and empowering our clients and working collectively with other advocates to achieve these goals.
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) is a PA 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides pro-bono and low cost legal assistance and educational programs to low income artists and small arts and cultural organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Region in partnership with local attorneys.
The mission of Philadelphia VIP is to promote equal justice for the poor by providing civil legal services not otherwise available, collaborating with other legal services organizations and promoting a culture of volunteerism by educating and exposing attorneys and law students to issues of poverty.
The mission of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia is to use high-stakes legal strategies to improve the well-being and life prospects of the Philadelphia region’s most vulnerable populations by assuring that they have access to the resources and services we all need to live our lives: an education, healthcare, a healthy environment, housing, a job, and the unencumbered right to vote.
Our mission is to create housing and economic opportunity in under-served communities in PA and to effect systemic change for the benefit of lower income households. We do this by representing community-based organizations, training consumers and consumer groups, and engaging in policy analysis and promoting system innovations focused on housing, economic development, and utility issues.
SeniorLAW Center’s mission is to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians 60 and older and protect their rights through legal representation, education and advocacy. Our core values are excellence, compassion, respect, passion, integrity, creativity and optimism. We are the only non-profit in Pennsylvania whose sole focus is providing legal assistance to elders and protecting their legal rights.
Ensure that no citizen be denied access to counsel in civil matters because of indigence, through making available a comprehensive ensemble of legal and supportive services, including advocacy, legal counseling, community outreach/education, and developing innovative initiatives to enable program clientele to enjoy full utilization of the rights and benefits guaranteed by law.
The Support Center for Child Advocates’ mission is to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect, with the goal of providing a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.
The mission of Women Against Abuse (WAA) and Women Against Abuse Legal Center (WAALC) is to provide quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy. The Legal Center provides representation in protection from abuse, child custody and support cases to victims of domestic violence.
The mission of the Women’s Center and Shelter Civil Law Project is to provide free, civil legal services to victims of domestic violence.