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Courts and Criminal Justice, York County Government
York County Judicial Center
The York County Court Self-Help Center provides information on procedure and process to people facing legal problems, as well as information on how to get an attorney. We have forms and instruction packets for custody, divorce, name change, etc.; we also have research materials for other types of cases.
45 North George Street 4th Floor
at York County Judicial Center
York, PA 17401
Eligibility: Open to anyone - No exclusions or requirements for service
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Closed one Friday per month for trainings and meeting
MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Adams
Provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
128 Breckenridge Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income
Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Berks
Provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
501 Washington Street
Fourth Floor, Suite 401
Reading, PA 19601
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income
Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Centre/Huntingdon
Provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
3500 East College Ave
Suite 1295
State College, PA 16801
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income
Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Clearfield
MidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
211 East Locust Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income
Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Cumberland
Provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
401 East Louther Street
Suite 103
Carlisle, PA 17013
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more then 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Dauphin and Perry
Provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
213-A North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
MidPenn Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services - Franklin and Fulton
MidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low-income individuals in civil legal matters. Services include:
  • Legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts and is handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court.
    • Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases, custody (defendants when other party has legal representation or child snatch cases or when the child is in immediate danger
    • Consumer issues (credit card debt collections)
    • Simple divorces
    • Welfare: medical assistance and food stamp denials, terminations, over payments and reductions.
    • SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons.
    • Unemployment: unemployment compensation denials and overpayments.
    • Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings and evictions, mortgage foreclosure.
    • Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house.
    • POA, Wills and Advanced Directives.
    • Other legal matters may be handled through the private attorney involvement program (Pro Bono Project), as the cases they take are otherwise covered in the generalized description.
  • 230 Lincoln Way East
    Suite A
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Lancaster
    **NOTES** No longer be accepting walk-ins from the general public. They will also be implementing a reduced/staggered staffing schedule through the end of March. As of now their intake process is still operating. Provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
    38 North Christian Street
    Suite 200
    Lancaster, PA 17602
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm; Open to the public 9:00am to 4:00pm
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Lebanon
    **NOTES** Not accepting walk-in applications; to apply for services call 800-326-9177 MidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
    513 Chestnut Street
    Lebanon, PA 17042
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Mifflin and Juniata
    Provides free legal services to low-income individual in civil matters. Do not handle criminal cases. Services include legal advice, negotiations and/or representation before administrative agencies and in court. Areas of Law: Domestic Violence, Public Benefits, Consumer Law, Family Law, Expungements, Tax Controversy, Housing. This list is not all inclusive. Individuals should contact their local MidPenn Office to check on the services provided.
    3 Monument Square
    Suite 303
    Lewistown, PA 17044
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Schuylkill
    MidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: - Government Benefits - Social Security - Medicare - Public/Subsidized Housing - SSI - Utility Bills/Shut-Offs - Bankruptcy - Mobile Home Parks - Divorce Law - Student Records - District Justices - Canceling Contracts - Repossessions - Expulsions - Debt Collection Practices - Right to an Education - Food Stamps - Eviction - Protection from Abuse - Child Custody & Visitation - Buying or Repairing a Car
    315 North Centre Street
    Suite 201
    Pottsville, PA 17901
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the office and new clients should contact our Coordinated Intake Unit at 1-800-326-9177, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    Provides civil legal assistance to low-income clients and to victims of domestic violence who otherwise have no place else to turn. Representation/legal advice in areas such as the following:
  • Protection from abuse
    • Child custody/visitation
    • Landlord/tenant dispute, public housing
    • Criminal Record Expungement Assistance
    • Government benefits (welfare, unemployment compensation)
    • Utility shut-offs
    • Sheriffs sales/levys
    • Mortgage foreclosures
  • 29 North Queen Street
    York, PA 17403
    Eligibility: Serves individuals and families that have a gross income of not more than 125% of the federal poverty level, except for victims of domestic violence who are assisted without regard to income.
    Hours: Out of concern for the health and safety of our clients, staff and community, MidPenn Legal Services is currently not accepting walk-ins, however our intake process is still operating. Current clients should call the local office and new clients in York should contact the York office at 717-848-3605, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or apply online at apply.midpenn.org
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Issues Education - Lycoming/Clinton Counties
    Provide information, referral and advice through a telephone helpline, community legal education, and support for those clients who will be taking responsibility for handling some or all aspects of their own issue.
    25 West Third Street
    Suite 400
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    Eligibility: NPLS offers representation to low income families who need legal help.In order to qualify for free legal services, your household income must meet requirements based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.NPLS may take into account some expenses (for example, employment-related expenses, child support paid out, and unusually high medical expenses) for households above these guidelines. Available services may very by county. There may be income exceptions based on your legal problem.# Persons in family unit gross monthly income1 $1,2162 $1,6393 $2,0614 $2,4845 $2,9596 $3,3937 $3,8268 $4,2599 $4,69310 $5,126
    Hours: Weekdays, 8:30am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm; Applications are taken over the phone by calling 877-953-4250 during the following times: Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 11:30am (no Friday hours). Apply online anytime at www.northpennlegal.org/get-help.
    North Penn Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services - Lehigh Valley
    Legal advocates for low-income individuals and families for more than 50 years. NPLS helps people establish eligibility for public benefits, protect themselves from domestic violence, gain access to healthcare and avoid loss of housing due to uninhabitability, eviction or foreclosure. Can also provide self-help materials, trainings and community workshops on a range of legal issues.
    559 Main Street
    Suite 200
    Bethlehem, PA 18018
    Eligibility: Low-income families, individuals, and groups who need legal assistance
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm; Monday through Friday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
    Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
    Allegheny County Family Court Pro Se Program
    Self-Represented Litigants, or parties choosing to access the court on their own behalf or without an attorney, may utilize the services of the Self-Help Center (SHC). The SHC is located on the first floor of the Family Law Center and is open every day court is open beginning at 8:30 am. The last client is seen at 3:30pm. The SHC offers options counseling, with a court employed Options Counselor, as well as referral to the Legal Advice Clinic. Options Counselors will provide a party with procedural information regarding his/her case in order to allow the party to determine how he/she would like to proceed. Options Counselors will not provide legal advice or instruct a party as to what he/she should do. Any Self-Represented Litigant may utilize the services of the Options Counselor regardless of income. The Legal Advice Clinic is staffed by volunteer attorneys from the Allegheny County Bar Association and law students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Duquesne University School of Law. The Legal Advice Clinic offers legal counseling and advice to parties that meet the financial eligibility guidelines and are referred by the Self-Help Center. Parties that do not meet the financial eligibility guidelines may still utilize the services of the Options Counselor.
    Family Law Center, 440 Ross Street
    Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Eligibility: Everyone seeking assistance through the Self-Help Center and Legal Advice Clinic should provide the following information to the court:
    1. Proof of household income (pay stub, bank statement, benefits statement (including Department of Public Welfare
    Hours: Open every day court is open beginning at 8:30am. The last client is seen at 3:30pm.
    Courts and Criminal Justice, York County Government
    York County Judicial Center
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Adams
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Berks
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    MidPenn Legal Services - Centre/Huntingdon
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    MidPenn Legal Services - Clearfield
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    MidPenn Legal Services - Cumberland
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    MidPenn Legal Services - Dauphin and Perry
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    MidPenn Legal Services - Franklin and Fulton
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services - Lancaster
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    MidPenn Legal Services - Lebanon
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    MidPenn Legal Services - Mifflin and Juniata
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    MidPenn Legal Services - Schuylkill
    MidPenn Legal Services
    MidPenn Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services
    Legal Issues Education - Lycoming/Clinton Counties
    North Penn Legal Services
    North Penn Legal Services - Lehigh Valley
    Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
    Allegheny County Family Court Pro Se Program
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