We are Hiring: Paralegal

February 11th, 2019|

For over thirty years, LCD has provided free direct legal services to individuals living with a disability or chronic illness.  Headquartered in center city the staff attorneys work directly with medical partners at multiple sites across the city. Focused on addressing health-harming legal needs, our practice areas include family, housing, planning documents, public benefits, and […]

S.N.A.P. & the Government Shutdown

January 15th, 2019|

Below is information for all those who depend on S.N.A.P. Benefits.



These are your February benefits coming early – they are not a bonus.
You WILL […]

Leading by Innovating

January 15th, 2019|

In 2009, LCD collaborated with the Family Practice Counseling Network (FPCN) to open MLP-Philadelphia, the first MLP in the country located in a nurse managed health center.

In Philadelphia, FPCN has three federally qualified nurse-managed health centers: Abbottsford Falls in Germantown, 11th Street Health Center in North Philadelphia, and the Health Annex in southwest Philadelphia. MLP-Philadelphia […]

A Holiday Thank You from our Board President

December 11th, 2018|

Dear Friends of LCD,

As 2018 comes to an end, we reflect upon the year and give thanks for everything we have received and everyone who has touched our lives. I am thankful to serve as Board Chair for the Legal Clinic for the Disabled. I am humbled by the remarkable staff, clients, partners, friends, and […]

LCD Honors Disability Advocates & Supporters

October 28th, 2018|

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD)—the only nonprofit exclusively dedicated to serving people with disabilities, and the deaf and hard-of-hearing in the Philadelphia region—announced the recipients of its annual awards. This year, attorney Tom Duffy, Esq., Founder of Duffy + Partners, was honored with the Special Recognition Award.  Additionally, Katie Samson, Spokesperson for the Katie […]

Using Technology to Improve Services

October 21st, 2018|

For the second time, LCD partnered with Azavea—a B corporation that uses geospatial technologies to answer complex questions—to better inform the conversation regarding the correlation between health, social and legal needs, and geography in the Philadelphia region.

For the project, LCD sought to create visualizations of the correlations between health status, income status, legal and social […]

Volunteers in Action

September 13th, 2018|

LCD and our clients rely on our pro bono partners to educate and reach more people in-need. Recently, pro bono volunteers (both attorneys and non-attorneys alike) from Comcast participated in a planning documents clinic at Inglis House. The clinic was part of LCD’s outreach to people with disabilities, lawyers, medical professionals and social services agencies to […]

Remembering Jennifer McHugh, pro bono partner

August 27th, 2018|

LCD is mourning the loss of attorney and LCD volunteer Jennifer McHugh. Jennifer was a supporter of our mission, our clients and the disability community. She gave countless hours to provide pro bono assistance to those in need. We mourn her loss and send our condolences to her family, friends, and all those whose lives […]

New Tenant Resource Guide Released

July 26th, 2018|

LCD and our partners are excited to release the Philly Eviction Prevention Project Tenant Resource Guide!  The PEPP Tenant Resource Guide contains information on housing resources, including where to go for emergency shelter, legal assistance, and rental assistance, how to prepare for an eviction hearing, and how to address housing discrimination.  You can access the […]

Buy One Give One

July 15th, 2018|

Now you can support LCD and directly give to a person in need. Your purchase of an LCD t-shirt from ChariTees goes to supporting LCD and our services, as well as giving a t-shirt to a person in-need via Project HOME.