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Directory of Public Interest Legal Organizations

Below is a list of the more than 30 public interest law agencies that serve Philadelphia's neediest citizens. Search the below list for contact information and United Way Donor Option Numbers. Those organizations which have Web sites can be accessed directly by clicking on their names. For more detailed information, including the organization's mission, eligibility guidelines, intake process, areas of expertise and special programs, click on Directory.

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
United Way Donor Option Number: 09067
Combined Federal Campaign Number: 9104

1211 Chestnut St., Ste.600, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-587-9377 (phone); 215-587-9902 (fax)
Ronda Goldfein , Executive Director

American Civil Liberties Union
United Way Donor Option Number: 11900
P.O. Box 1161, Philadelphia, PA 19105-1161
215-592-1513 (phone); 215-592-1343 (fax)
Nancy Hopkins, Executive Director

Center for Community Nonprofit Organizations
Temple University Beasely School of Law
1719 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA  19122
215-204-4543 (phone)
Christine Paul, Counsel

Center for Disability Law & Policy
1617 J.F.K. Blvd., Ste. 800, Philadelphia, PA  19103
215-557-7112 (phone/tty); 215-557-7602 (fax)
Stephen S. Pennington, Executive Director

Center for Lesbian & Gay Civil Rights
United Way Donor Option Number: 12398
1211 Chestnut St., Ste. 605, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-731-1447 (phone); 215-731-1544 (fax)
Stacey Sobel, Executive Director

Community Legal Services
United Way Donor Option Number: 02149
1424 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-981-3700 (phone); 215-981-0435 (fax)
info@clsphila.org
Catherine Carr, Executive Director

Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
United Way Donor Option Number: 10073
42 S. 15th St., 4th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-523-9511 (phone); 215-981-3866 (fax)
Mary Anne Lucey , Executive Director

Disabilities Law Project
United Way Donor Option Number: 10121
1315 Walnut St., Ste. 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-238-8070 (phone); 215-772-3126 (fax); 215-789-2498 (TDD)
dlp.phila@dlp-pa.org
Mark Murphy, Executive Director

Education Law Center of Pennsylvania
United Way Donor Option Number: 1873
1315 Walnut St., Ste. 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-238-6970 (phone); 215-772-3125 (fax): 215-789-2498 (TDD)
elc@elc-pa.org
Janet Stotland & Len Rieser, Co-Executive Directors

The Elderly Law Project
Temple University Beasely School of Law
1719 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA  19122
215-204-6887 (phone)
Debra Kroll, Executive Director

Friends of Farmworkers
924 Cherry St., 4th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-733-0878 (phone); 215-733-0876 (fax)
fof@friendsfw.org
Karen Detamore, Executive Director
Arthur Read, General Counsel

HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
2100 Arch St., 3rd Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-832-0900 (phone); 215-832-0919 (fax)
hiasphl@hiaspa.org
Judith Bernstein-Baker, Executive Director

Homeless Advocacy Project
United Way Donor Option Number: 03552 
42 S. 15th St., 4th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-523-9595 (phone); 215-981-3866 (fax)
marsha@philalegal.org
Marsha Cohen, Executive Director

Juvenile Law Center
United Way Donor Option Number: 00784
1315 Walnut St., Ste. 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-625-0551 (phone); 215-625-2808 (fax)
info@jlc.org
Robert Schwartz, Executive Director

Legal Clinic for the Disabled
United Way Donor Option Number: 01720
1513 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-587-3350 (phone/tty); 215-587-3166 (fax)
tprettyman@mageerehab.org 
Thomas C. Prettyman, Executive Director

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
United Way Donor Option Number: 09885
125 S. 9th St., Ste. 302, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-351-0010 (phone); 215-351-0779 (fax)
Sue Osthoff, Executive Director

Nationalities Service Center
United Way Donor Option Number: 00088
1300 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-5812
215-893-8400 (phone); 215-735-9718 (fax)
info@nationalitiesservice.org
Nan Feyer, Executive Director

Pennsylvania Capital Representation Project of the Philadelphia Federal Defender
Independence Square West, Ste. 545 West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-928-0520 (phone); 215-928-0826 (fax)
Robert Dunham , Director of Training, Capital Habeas Corpus Unit
Maureen Rowley, Federal Defender

Pennsylvania Health Law Project
924 Cherry St., Ste. 300, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-625-3663 (phone); 215-625-3879 (fax): 866-236-6310 (TTY)
Michael Campbell, Executive Director

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
50 Mt. Zion Rd., York, PA 17402
717-600-8099 (phone); 717-600-8044 (fax)
info@pirclaw.org
Alison Pennington, Executive Director

Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
924 Cherry St., Ste. 523, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-925-2966 (phone); 215-925-5337 (fax)
Angus Love , Executive Director

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
100 N. 17th St., Ste. 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-569-1150 (phone); 215-569-9153 (fax)
staff@pmconline.org
Lynn Marks, Executive Director

Philadelphia Legal Assistance
42 S. 15th St., Ste. 500, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-981-3800 (phone); 215-981-3860 (fax)
info@philalegal.org
Anita Santos-Singh, Executive Director

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
United Way Donor Option Number: 02604 
1616 Walnut St., Ste. 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-545-3385 (phone); 215-545- 4839 (fax)
Andrew Frankel , Executive Director
Tracey Batt, Legal Services Manager

Philadelphia Volunteers For the Indigent Program
and LawWorks, A Project of VIP
United Way Donor Option Number: 7763
42 S. 15th St., 4th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-523-9550 (phone); 215-564-0845 (fax)
phillyvip@phillyvip.org
Sharon Browning, Executive Director
LawWorks
215-523-9562 (phone); 215-564-0845 (fax)

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
United Way Donor Option Number: 00572
125 S. 9th St., Ste. 700, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-627-7100 (phone); 215-627-3183 (fax)
Michael Churchill , Chief Counsel

Regional Housing Legal Services
United Way Donor Option Number: 14160
2 S. Easton Rd., Glenside, PA 19038
215-572-7300 (phone); 215-572-0262 (fax)
Mark S. Schwartz , Executive Director
Judy F. Berkman , Managing Attorney

SeniorLAW Center
United Way Donor Option Number: 04456
100 S. Broad St., 18th Fl., Land Title Building, Philadelphia, PA  19110
215-988-1244 (phone); 215-988-1243 (fax),
Karen Buck , Executive Director

Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight
1314 Chestnut St., Ste. 750, Philadelphia, PA  19107
215-731-1775 (phone); 215-732-5725 (fax)
Mary Tracy, Executive Director

Support Center for Child Advocates
United Way Donor Option Number: 00535 
1315 Walnut St., Ste. 1605, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-925-1913 (phone); 215-925-4756 (fax)
Frank Cervone , Executive Director

Temple Legal Aid Office
Beasley School of Law at Temple University
1719 N. Broad St. (enter Montgomery Ave.), Philadelphia, PA  19122
215-204-1800 (phone); 215-204-5521 (fax)
Mary K. Hanna, General Counsel
Spencer Rand, Associate Counsel
Family Litigation Program
Mary K. Hanna
Child Custody Mediation Program
Mary K. Hanna and Edward Blumstein
Patient Advocacy Program
Spencer Rand

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies
3400 Chestnut St.; Philadelphia, PA  19104
215-898-8427 (phone);  215-573-6783 (fax)
Civil Practice Clinic
Legislative Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Child Advocacy Clinic
Small Business Clinic
Douglas Frenkel, Director of Clinical Programs
Valerie Rose, Clinic Administrator

Villanova University School of Law
Villanova Clinical Programs
299 N. Spring Mill Rd., Villanova, PA  19085
610-519-6417 (phone); 610-519-5173 (fax)
Michelle Pistone, Director of Clinical Programs
Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services
Michelle Pistone, Director
Civil Justice Clinic
Dveera Segal, Director
Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic
Beth Lyon, Director
Federal Tax Clinic
Les Book, Director
Juvenile Justice Clinic
Anne Poulin, Director

Women Against Abuse Legal Center
United Way Donor Option Number: 00195
100 S. Broad St., 5th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-686-7082 (phone); 215-686-7041 (fax)
Molly Callahan, Legal Center Director

Women's Law Project
125 S. 9th St., Ste. 300, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-928-9801 (phone); 215-928-9848 (fax)
Carol Tracy , Executive Director