A Look Back at the Start

April 24th, 2017|

Thomas Brown, Partner at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, has watched the Legal Clinic for the Disabled grow from one attorney’s vision to a robust organization with attorneys at seven sites across Philadelphia.

Brown, who was the Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in the early 1980s, was initially approached by […]

Helping Meet Basic Needs

April 17th, 2017|

Work by LCD staff attorneys goes beyond court filings and client representation. Our staff regularly train doctors, nurses, residents, social workers and other health care staff to identify social determinants to health that are legal in nature and impact positive healthcare outcomes. Additionally, they work with our health partners to develop best practices and insights that affect our […]

Stepping Out without Fear

April 17th, 2017|

Miranda needed help. A mother of a child with a disability, she was now the victim of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her child’s father. Her abuser lived somewhere in her neighborhood. Miranda could not leave her house without fear of running into him. She was afraid that he would attack her, […]

Running for a Cause: Broad Street

April 5th, 2017|

This year, 40 runners ran down Broad Street and helped raise over $15,000 in support of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled in the 2017 Blue Cross Broad Street Run on May 7, 2017.

Fundraising goes directly to helping LCD provide free legal services to Philadelphians living with disabilities. Our staff attorneys assist clients through our on-site […]