How to Obtain Legal Assistance

Please complete the following steps in order

Step 1: Contact Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania:

Call the Legal Aid Intake Unit at 1.877.429.5994 (Monday – Friday; 9 AM - 1 PM)

OR CLICK HERE to fill out online Intake Form.

 visit their office at:

222 N. Walnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 436-4510

Are you 60 or older?
Contact the SeniorLAW Center:

Click the image to go to the website


Call: 610-910-0203 (Chester/Delaware County residents only)

OR visit their office at:
780 E. Market Street

Suite 260

West Chester, PA 19382

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.)

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 qualify for Legal Aid OR Access to Justice?

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

Visit our Lawyer Referral Service or call 610.429.1500.

Help support Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania: 
For Attorneys:  Would you like to assist Legal Aid or participate in our Access to Justice Program? 

If you cannot help by donating your time, consider making a monetary contribution to Legal Aid.
Donate online or checks can be made payable to:  

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