The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) provides free high-quality legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities and to the deaf and hard of hearing in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.
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Check out this recent Philadelphia Inquirer article about LCD's medical-legal partnership with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where we are working with doctors and hospital leadership to address hunger and other health-harming legal needs.
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LCD attorneys and their healthcare partners from the The Family Practice and Counseling Network presented a panel on medical-legal partnership at the annual conference of the National Nursing Centers Consortium in Alexandria, VA. The panel, which explored the integration of legal services into a primary care setting, was moderated by Ellen Lawton of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.
Hosted by John Ralston, BuxMont Live is a weekly radio magazine featuring interviews with representatives from local non-profits and community leaders, and highlighting special events in Bucks and Montgomery counties. On Saturday, May 24, Board member Beth Freeman and Staff Attorney Tomas Bednar went on the program to talk about who we are at LCD and the great work that we do, highlighting our MLP sites and CLOC clinics.
On April 17, 2014, staff attorney Brandon Kuykendall conducted a Planning Document Clinic for clients at Associated Services for the Blind in Philadelphia (ASB). Volunteer attorneys from Cozen O'Connor were on hand to meet with clients and complete last wills, powers of attorney, and living wills for them same-day.
Laura, her husband and 3 children, received an eviction notice from their landlord for the nonpayment of rent, in the amount of almost $3000. LCD opened the case and upon investigation, found that the home was truly unsuitable to live in. Laura and her husband wished to move out. The home lacked heat on the entire first floor and there were severe plumbing issues, with raw sewage entering their basement, making the home unsafe. Laura and her husband paid the landlord $900 when they moved in and did not pay any further rent. read more >