Access to Justice for All Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is a statewide consortium of independent legal aid programs. We coordinate the delivery of civil legal assistance to the Pennsylvanians who need it most.

Administering Funding

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PLAN, Inc. administers funding from a variety of sources, to help fund legal services programs across the state.

Connecting People to Aid

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The PLAN network offers direct representation to low-income people as well as information on legal rights and remedies.

Supporting Advocates

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PLAN, Inc. provides resources for the legal advocates that staff the programs of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.

Free Legal Services & Advice

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is a statewide consortium of independent legal aid programs that provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families. The Network is comprised of eight regional legal aid programs, providing legal assistance to eligible clients in every county in Pennsylvania, and six specialized legal aid programs, providing legal services in specialized areas of the law or to special groups of eligible clients.

Appealing for Fairness

Sometimes the bureaucracy doesn’t want to listen, especially when it makes a mistake. A grandmother on limited income was notified she had received a $1,100 overpayment in her Social Security benefits and was ordered to pay it back. At the time, the woman was struggling to pay for a new roof and furnace for the old house where she cared for her granddaughter.

One of our member legal aid programs, North Penn Legal Services, filed an appeal for her. Ultimately it was decided the overpayment was Social Security’s fault and the demand for repayment was withdrawn. Without legal aid, the woman would have been unfairly penalized.

Stand With Us

Current Funding for legal services in Pennsylvania is not sufficient to meet the needs of everyone who requires legal assistance. Your support for the effort to provide legal assistance to those who have no where else to turn is needed and very much appreciated.
Helping low-income individuals solve legal problems.
Support for Volunteer Lawyers serving the community.
Legal information resources and referrals to victims of crime in Pennsylvania.

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