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Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc. (LCD)

1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.587.3158 (phone)
215-587-3166 (fax)
  • 215.587.3350
  • Increasing access to our courts and community by providing free legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities and deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the five-county Philadelphia region.
  • To be eligible for LCD’s services a person must be at or below 150% of the Federal poverty guidelines and live in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery county. LCD does not handle criminal or personal injury matters.
  • Telephone intake is on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Potential cases are screened for income eligibility and legal merit. Clients whose cases qualify for LCD assistance are represented by legal clinic attorneys or referred to volunteer attorneys and paralegals who represent them on a pro bono basis.
  • Legal advice and representation for people with disabilities in the following areas: Consumer Protection; Advanced Planning Documents; Family Law; Housing; and Benefits.
  • LCD’s team of in-house attorneys and dedicated core of volunteer attorneys provide advice and advocacy, helping clients overcome legal obstacles that would otherwise affect their independence, health and quality of life. LCD offers direct services in a community-based setting at Associated Services for the Blind and Inglis House and has developed Medical Legal Partnerships (MLP) at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, three nurse managed health centers through Family Practice and Counseling Network in Philadelphia, Hahnemann University Cancer Center and the Stephen Klein Wellness Center. Attorneys are on site during the week at the MLP sites partnering with health care professionals to identify health harming legal issues in order to address the issue before it becomes a crisis.

  • Linda Peyton, Esquire
  • Theresa Brabson, Esquire