Chester

If you are in need of legal aid, click here and fill out the PBA Pro Bono Program Legal Assistance Request Form you find there. You should also check out palawhelp.org. The search engine on the website is excellent. Enter the county where you are having the problem and list the area of law to locate resources to pursue.

If you are a pro bono volunteer, the entry below will outline how pro bono is done in this county and detail any organized pro bono program for you to work with here. You can also go to the main PBA pro bono site for lawyers, and check out and sign up on paprobono.net. Check out the https://www.paprobono.net/program-directory/ The Pro Bono Program Directory is a searchable database of organizations that are seeking the assistance of volunteer pro bono advocates. You can find an opportunity that meets your volunteer goal by using the guide's filters to find an opportunity in your locality and legal area of preference.

 

Probono Coordinator

Pro Bono in this County:

2021 Mobile Home Tax Appeal Project needs volunteers
Attorneys, paralegals, law students, and other legal professionals are needed to help with workshops from February through July. Attorneys are needed for hearings beginning mid to late summer. To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Brian Doyle, Staff Attorney and Chester County Pro Bono Coordinator, at 484-416-4259 x5210 or bdoyle@lasp.org.

The project is now accepting Chester County clients. See story above or the article on our website.

Please check out pro bono opportunities at clinics held in Chester County by Episcopal Legal Aid at https://www.episcopallegalaid.org


PBA Past President Massey Receives Milkes Award, March 11, 2022

PBA Past President Albert P. Massey Jr. of Lentz, Cantor & Massey Ltd., Malvern, was presented with the Samuel W. Milkes Award by PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson at the Chester County Bar Association (CCBA) President’s Dinner on March 11, 2022.

Pictured below, from left: Massey, PBA President Kathleen Wilkinson; CCBA Immediate Past President John K. Fiorillo and PBA Past President Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr.


Speiser of Chester County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Jan. 11, 2019
Jean Speiser received a 2019 PBA Pro Bono Award at the Chester County Bar Association (CCBA) President’s Dinner on Jan. 11. Speiser was recognized for her commitment and devotion to the Chester County Access to Justice program and Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She pioneered the handling of special immigrant juvenile status cases, which gives lawful permanent residency to minors who were abused, neglected and abandoned by their parents.
Pictured with Speiser (center front) are (from left) CCBA President Patrick M. McKenna, PBA President Charles Eppolito and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis.


DiGiorgio and Olshin Receive PBA Pro Bono Awards, Jan. 19, 2018
PBA President-elect Charles Eppolito III (second from left) presented PBA Pro Bono Awards to Joseph P. DiGiorgio and Douglas W. Olshin at the Chester County Bar Association President’s Dinner on Jan. 19. They are joined by David Trevaskis, PBA pro bono coordinator (far right).


Access to Justice Pro Bono CLE Seminar, Oct. 28, 2016
The Chester County Bar Association will be holding an Access to Justice Pro Bono CLE Seminar on Oct. 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Chester County Bar Association, 15 W. Gay Street, 2nd Floor, West Chester. The program will offer three substantive and one ethics Pennsylvania CLE credits. You must take at least one pro bono case in order to attend this seminar. For more information, please contact Emily Kollhoff at the CCBA, 610-692-1889 or ekollhoff@chescobar.org.


Legal Aid and Pro Bono in Chester County, 2016


Trial Run 5K Run/Walk, Downingtown, June 25, 2016
The 12th Annual Trial Run 5K Run/Walk will be held on June 25 at the beautiful Struble Trail. Pre-registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the run/walk to begin at 8 a.m. For more information and to register, go to http://www.trialrun5k.com/.


Access to Justice Pro Bono CLE Seminar, Chester County, Oct. 30, 2015
The Chester County Bar Association will be holding an Access to Justice Pro Bono CLE Seminar on Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Chester County Bar Association, Lower Level, 15 W. Gay Street, West Chester. You must take at least one pro bono case in order to attend this seminar. Three substantive CLE credits and one ethics CLE credit if available for attending this program. Contact Anne Comber at acomber@chescobar.org or phone 610-692-1889. Online registration available until Oct. 30.


D'Ambrosio Receives Pro Bono Award, Oct. 20, 2016
Shown below, Chester County LASP Pro Bono Coordinator Christine Zaccarelli introduces George D'Ambrosio as he receives the PBA Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award during the award reception, Oct. 20.


Wills for Heroes Clinic, Aug. 22, 2015
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Aug. 22, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes program for all active and retired Pennsylvania first responders of Chester County, all sworn personnel and their spouses or significant others (please note that proof of affiliation will be requested at the event). The event will be held at the Pa. State Police Building, 2 Moxley Lane, Avondale.


 

 

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