Thank you for your interest in volunteering. This page contains a list of public interest law centers and pro bono referral programs that use volunteer attorneys and paralegals in the delivery of legal services in Philadelphia. For a detailed description of the pro bono opportunies and benefits that are available at these organization, please review the Volunteer Opportunities Directory and the Directory of Public Interest Legal Organizations.
If you know what you are looking for and the organization you wish to contact has a Web site, you can go directly to that Web site by clicking on the name of the organization as it appears below.
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
1211 Chestnut St., Ste. 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-587-9377 (phone); 215-587-9902 (fax)
Ronda Goldfein , Executive Director
Mission: Provide free legal services to persons living with HIV and AIDS and others affected by the AIDS epidemic.
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 4008, Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-592-1513 (phone); 215-592-1343 (fax)
Mission: Defend the liberties and rights protected by the Constitution of Pennsylvania and the United States with a comprehensive program including impact litigation, public education and advocacy.
Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
42 S. 15th St., 4th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-523-9511 (phone); 215-981-3866 (fax)
Mary Anne Lucey , Executive Director
Mission: Provide free legal advice and representation to low-income persons seeking relief from consumer debts.
Education Law Center - PA
1315 Walnut St., Ste. 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-238-6970 (phone); 215-772-3125 (fax)
Len Rieser, Executive Directors
Mission: To ensure that all Pennsylvania children, and especially those most "at risk" educationally, have access to quality public education services.
Face to Face Legal Center
109 E. Price St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-438-1390 (phone); 215-843-8040 (fax)
Veronica Ludt, Legal Center Director
Mission: To help support and stabilie Germantown by providing free legal services to the community.
Friends of Farmworkers
42 S. 15th Street, Suite 605, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-733-0878 (phone); 215-733-0876 (fax)
Meredith Rapkin, Executive Director
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia
2100 Arch St., 3rd Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-832-0900 (phone); 215-832-0919 (fax)
Judith Bernstein-Baker, Executive Director
Mission: To provide refugee resettlement, technical assistance, and legal aid and social services to immigrants and refugees.
Homeless Advocacy Project
42 S. 15th St., 4th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-523-9595 (phone); 215-981-3866 (fax)
Marsha Cohen, Executive Director
Mission: Provides free civil legal services to homeless individuals and families and to non-profit community groups developing affordable housing and other services for homeless persons.
Legal Clinic for the Disabled
1513 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-587-3350 (phone); 215-587-3166 (fax)
Linda Peyton, Executive Director
Mission: Provides high quality, free legal services to low income persons with physical disabilities.
Nationalities Service Center
1216 Arch St., 4th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-893-8400 (phone); 215-735-9718 (fax)
Dennis Mulligan, Executive Director
Mission: Provides legal services to indigent immigrants and refugees in a broad range of immigration cases, including family immigration, asylum, domestic violence and naturalization claims.
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
50 Mount Zion Rd., York, PA 17402
717-600-8099 (phone); 717-600-8044 (fax)
Angela Edris-Eveler, Executive Director
Mission: Provides legal support and services to children and adults detained by the Department of Homeland Security in Pennsylvania detention facilities.
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
United Way Donor Option Number: 02604
Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia,
200 S. Broad St., Ste. 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-790-3836 (phone); 215-790- 3888 (fax)
Miriam Hohag, Legal Director
Philadelphia VIP, Pro Bono Legal Service
1500 Walnut St., Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-523-9550 (phone); 215-564-0845 (fax)
Sara Woods , Executive Director
Mission: Provides free representation to indigent clients in civil cases by matching volunteer attorneys with clients.
LawWorks, A Project of VIP
Stefanie Seldin, Managing Attorney
Mission: LawWorks is a collaborative project that works in cooperation with the private bar to provide free legal services to eligbile non-profit organizations, businesses and homeowners seeking to clear title and to further community economic development and job creation in Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
United Way Donor Option Number: 00572
United Way Building, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2nd Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-627-7100 (phone); 215-627-3183 (fax)
Jennifer R. Clarke, Executive Director
Regional Housing Legal Services
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
Mission: Regional Housing Services is a statewide legal services organization which provides quality legal and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, community-based groups and resident groups which are developing housing and economic development opportunities for lower income persons and revitalizing their communities.
100 S. Broad St., 18th Fl., Land Title Building, Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-988-1244 (phone); 215-988-1243 (fax)
Karen Buck, Executive Director
Mission: SeniorLAW Center provides civil legal services, direct individual representation and community education on a wide variety of substantive areas to low-income Philadelphia residents who are 60 and over, and legal counseling, advice, information and referral services to seniors throughout Pennsylvania via its statewide SeniorLAw Helpline.
Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight
1315 Walnut St., Ste. 1605, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-731-1775 (phone); 215-732-5725 (fax)
Mary Tracy, Executive Director
Mission: To advocate for a pleasing visual environment and quality of life for all citizens regardless of income, education or neighborhood. SCRUB promotes equal enforcement of laws affecting the built environment by providing free technical assistance and legal representation to low-income communities that would not otherwise have access to the courts.
Support Center for Child Advocates
1900 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
267-546-9200 (phone); 267-546-9201 (fax)
Frank Cervone, Executive Director
Mission: Advocates for child victims of abuse and neglect, with the goal of providing a nurturing, supportive environment for every child.
Women Against Abuse Legal Center
100 S. Broad St., 5th Fl.; Philadelphia, PA 19110
215-686-7082 (phone); 215-686-7041 (fax)
Molly Callahan, Legal Center Director
Mission: Provides free legal services for domestic violence victims relating to protection from abuse, custody, support and divorce.