Pro Bono Opportunities Available in Southeastern Pennsylvania
- Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
The following volunteer opportunities are available in Southeastern PA through Legal Aid of Southeastern PA:
2021 Mobile Home Tax Appeal Project needs volunteers
Attorneys, paralegals, law students, and other legal professionals are needed to help with workshops from February through July. Attorneys are needed for hearings beginning mid to late summer. To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Brian Doyle, Staff Attorney and Chester County Pro Bono Coordinator, at 610-436-4510 x211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Volunteers are needed for eviction hearings for Montco's EPIC program
The Eviction Prevention & Intervention Coalition (EPIC) has expanded to seven courtrooms across Montgomery County, including two courtrooms in Norristown, two in Pottstown, one in East Norriton, one in Jenkintown, and one in Lansdale.
Pro bono attorneys are needed to represent renters at eviction hearings in all seven of these courts.
Staff Attorney Michelle Dempsky is LASP's lead attorney for EPIC, and CARES Attorney Fellow Anthony Richardson also is working on EPIC.
To learn more about volunteering for the EPIC program, please contact Michael E. Kelley, LASP Norristown Managing Attorney, at 610-275-5400 x125, or email@example.com.
Pro bono attorneys are needed for PFA hearings in Doylestown
Protection from Abuse (PFA) hearings take place Wednesdays at the Bucks County Justice Center at 100 N. Main St., Doylestown 18901.
To volunteer with LASP's Bucks County Division on one or more of these dates, please contact Randi Riefner, Paralegal and Bucks County Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-781-1111 x203. Volunteers needed for these dates:
- February 3
- February 10
- February 17
- February 24.
New COVID-19 safety protocols for Bucks PFA hearings
In January, Bucks County Protection from Abuse (PFA) court implemented multiple new protocols, designed to keep everyone as safe as possible and limit those who need to appear.
Each judge may have specific procedures in their courtroom; their staff should be consulted to confirm if parties may be excused.
New procedures include:
- Plaintiffs are not required to appear when defendants are facing criminal charges;
- Plaintiffs are not required to appear if they intend to withdraw their petitions;
- Plaintiff does not need to appear if service has not been made upon the defendant, pro bono counsel can request a continuance of the temporary order if there is one in place.
- If defendant is represented by private counsel and the parties, through counsel, have reached an agreement in regard to the PFA, neither party needs to appear (just counsel appears to put the agreement on record).
In all of these instances, the plaintiff should be available by phone.
- Domestic Violence / Protection from Abuse
- Pro Bono
- Other Housing