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How to Obtain Legal Assistance

(please complete the following steps in order)

Step 1: Contact Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

To see if you qualify for Legal Aid:
Call the Legal Aid Intake Unit at 1.877.429.5994 (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. -1 p.m.)

or visit their office at:
222 N. Walnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 436-4510

Step 2:  You didn't quality for Legal Aid?

You may qualify for the Chester County Bar Association's Access to Justice Program.

The Chester County Bar Association is the only bar association in the state with this unique, award winning program. This program provides free legal services for the working poor who don't qualify for Legal Aid services; however do not earn enough to afford an attorney.

To see if you qualify for this program:
Call the Legal Aid Intake Unit at 1.877.429.5994 (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. -1 p.m.)

About the Program:
The Access to Justice Program provides free legal services to Chester County residents when their income is too high to qualify for Legal Aid, their case cannot be handled by Legal Aid or their case presents a conflict for Legal Aid.

Individuals must financially qualify for services, but the guidelines are higher than the requirements for Legal Aid. If you qualify, you will be referred to a local attorney who specializes in the area of law in which you are seeking assistance. Your case will be handled free of charge.

Cases accepted include:
Simple Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Bankruptcy, Landlord-Tenant, Elder Law, Custody and Visitation, No Asset Divorce, Small Estates and miscellaneous cases at the discretion of the program.

Step 3: You didn't quality for Legal Aid OR Access to Justice?


If you do not qualify for Legal Aid or Access to Justice, we will help you find an attorney.

Contact our Lawyer Referral Service at 610.429.1500.

For Attorneys:
Would you like to assist Legal Aid or participate in the Access to Justice Program? Sign up here

If you cannot help by donating your time, consider making a monetary contribution to Legal Aid. Please fill out the donation form and return to:

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Chester County Division
222 N. Walnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380

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