The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) provides free legal services to low-income people with disabilities and to the deaf and hard of hearing in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Since 1987, LCD, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with offices at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
At LCD, we provide a variety of legal services. As part of our work, we assist victims of domestic violence with getting legal protection from their abusers. We represent victims of identity theft and consumer fraud. We help parents and caregivers access healthcare for their children. We write wills, powers of attorney and living wills. Most of the clients we serve experience physical limitations in their daily activities, and many have suffered catastrophic injuries or illnesses like stroke, spinal cord or brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cancer, advanced diabetes, glaucoma, AIDS, amputation or epilepsy. Our services help them overcome legal barriers that impact their ability to live safely and independently in their communities.
Our attorneys are based across seven sites within the Philadelphia area; we train nurses, doctors, residents, social workers and health care staff to identify social determinants to health that are legal in nature and impact positive health care outcomes.
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Almost one out of every two people with disabilities in Philadelphia cannot afford needed legal assistance and qualify for our services.
Some staff photography courtesy of Ciril Mathew Photography.
Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.
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In 2012, LCD was selected as the first recipient of the “Duffy Fellowship’ which underwrites a staff attorney’s full-time salary. Our current Duffy Fellows, Peter Valle and Emily Jenkins, staff LCD’s Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) at Project Hope’s Stephen Klein Wellness Center and St. Christopher Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
An MLP integrates legal services into a medical care setting to work with and train doctors, nurses, social workers and healthcare staff to identify social determinants to health that are legal in nature that negatively affect health care outcomes, so that appropriate referrals for legal care can be made.
You can find out more about Duffy + Partners at www.duffyfirm.com
LCD is always looking for mission driven folks committed to serving our client population and communities. To see current openings and apply, please visit LCD’s employer page on Idealist.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
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