Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA)

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Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) gives the following descriptive information:

Founded in 1996, Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia.

From our office at 718 Arch Street, our 39 employees and 35 volunteer law students assist approximately 6,500 clients each year with a variety of civil legal problems, including family law, foreclosure, public benefits, and other legal problems. We also provide legal services to migrant farmworkers working in Pennsylvania.

In addition to providing direct legal services, we provide referrals and support to organizations that coordinate pro bono volunteer lawyers, including Philly VIP, the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, and the Homeless Advocacy Project. We work closely with other providers of legal services in Philadelphia.