Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
LASP, a nonprofit, provides free civil legal aid to low-income people, victims of domestic abuse and the elderly in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
Contact: Mike Kelley, Esq.
625 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Areas of focus are: Family law, employment law, Protection from Abuse, public benefits, housing, elder law, and consumer and bankruptcy problems.
Our mission: To provide quality legal representation to low-income and vulnerable people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County, to empower them to solve problems without legal representation through legal education and increased access to the courts, and to change community practices and systems that cause or aggravate poverty.
LASP provides legal services typically in the areas of landlord/tenant disputes, public housing, utilities, consumer problems including foreclosures and sheriffs' sales, bankruptcy, denial or termination of government benefits such as welfare, Social Security and unemployment compensation, protection from abuse, custody, child dependency, divorce, license suspension and elder law issues. While most of these kinds of cases are handled in all locations, there are currently some differences between counties in the kinds of services provided.
The services rendered in these areas can consist of information and advice, drafting of legal documents, and negotiation and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings. LASP also engages in community legal education (see the Community Education page) through talks and presentations to client and social service staff groups, accompanied by the compilation and distribution of brochures and other written materials on a wide variety of civil legal issues.
LASP operates out of six full-time staffed offices in the four county region and several outreach sites where clients are seen by appointment. The full time offices are in Bristol, Doylestown, Norristown, Pottstown, West Chester and Chester.