Legal Resources

Community Legal Services
Represents low-income Philadelphians in civil matters. Phone calls are accepted Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11 a.m.  Walk-in assistance is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1410 E. Erie Ave Phila, PA 19140  -- 215.227.2400
1424 Chestnut St., 5th Floor Phila, PA 19102 -- 215.981.3700
SeniorLAW Center (SLC) - 215.988.1244; Fax: 215.988.1243
Provides legal advice, information and referral services to seniors, resolving some problems immediately and serving as an important link to a wide variety of legal and non-legal resources in the aging network
Two Penn Center, 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1501 Philadelphia, PA 19102
Philadelphia Bar Association/Legal Line
Lawyer Referral and Information Services - 215.238.6333
Directs callers to appropriate agencies or legal aid organizations for help and, where appropriate, refer callers to attorneys in private practice to represent them in legal matters. Calls accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) - 215.523.9550
Provides low-income individuals representation in civil matters by referring them to volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and others who provide legal services free of charge.
  • Real Estate - Establish title or obtain possession of residence, e.g., actions for quiet title, partition or ejectment, as well as some zoning cases.
  • Probate - Small estates, the only asset of which is the home in which the client lives
  • Estate Planning - Drafting wills, advanced health care directives ("living will") or durable powers of attorney.
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 400, Phila., PA 19102
Department of Licenses & Inspections - General info 215.686.2400; Report Problem 311 or 215.686.8686
COMPLAINT AND INSPECTION REQUESTS: Outlines the responsibilities of owners for maintaining houses in a safe and clean condition.  Enforces City of Philadelphia Housing Code and investigates complaints about code violations, including fire safety, water and sewage systems, heating and repairs
Municipal Services Bldg., 1401 JFK Blvd., 11th Floor, Phila, PA 19102
Housing Counselors for RE tax payment plan help
  • Tony Abata at PUP (Philadelphia Unemployment Project). 215-557-0822
  • Darnell McDaniels at West Oak Lane CDC (215)224-0880
  • Barbara Davis at Journey’s way/Intercommunity Services. 215-487-1750 or via email at (Must be 55+)
  • Carolyn Walker at Phila. Senior Center (60+). 215-546-5879 | 4355 Orchard Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 | 215.965.0777

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