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, has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
At LCD, we provide a variety of civil 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 help families facing habitability issues or eviction. We write wills, powers of attorney, and living wills. Most of the clients we serve experience physical or mental 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 offices are located within a Jefferson Health building in Center City Philadelphia. We also have attorneys and paralegals based across nine sites within the Philadelphia area as part of our Medical-Legal Partnership Initiative through which we train nurses, doctors, residents, social workers and healthcare staff to identify social determinants to health that are legal in nature and impact positive healthcare outcomes.
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