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Dedicated Support for Our Cause

May 24th, 2017|

For 30 years, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled has acted as the only nonprofit in the Philadelphia area focused solely on serving low-income people with physical disabilities, and the deaf and hard of hearing, through free legal counsel.

Much of LCD’s growth and success is due to the tireless efforts of past Executive Directors, Board […]

Free from Foreclosure

May 16th, 2017|

Facing foreclosure notices on a home in disrepair and suffering from chronic health problems, Anna called LCD’s general intake line looking for help.

As a senior living on a fixed income, Anna entered into a reverse mortgage to pay off outstanding home equity loans. Unfortunately her debilitating back pain left her almost bedridden and as a […]

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 […]

LCD Celebrates 30 Years

March 9th, 2017|

In 1987, one attorney met with one client in a hospital room at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. From that attorney’s vision, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled was born.

Now, after 30 years, LCD has served thousands of low-income people with disabilities in the Philadelphia area. With generous support from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, we no longer operate […]

Theresa Brabson: More Than Just An Attorney

March 8th, 2017|

A cancer diagnosis is life altering. For Jack, his diagnosis of stage IV cancer in his kidneys, colon and adrenal gland did not just mean he would have to go through treatment. It meant that he had to stop working and would lose his source of income. Now, at 56 years old and grappling with […]

Philly Eviction Crisis

March 8th, 2017|

On March 20 from 1 – 4 pm, LCD Executive Director Linda Peyton and representatives from other non-profit legal services agencies and human services organizations testified during a City Council Hearing on the Philly Eviction Crisis. Eviction, and eviction without legal representation, is at a crisis point in the City of Philadelphia. It has a particular impact on […]

From tragedy to hope

March 2nd, 2017|

At 25 years old, Caitlin had been through more than most people go through in their lifetime. She had been in a catastrophic car accident which claimed the lives of her fiancé and two of her four children. Following the accident, Caitlin suffered a traumatic brain injury, partial paralysis of her right arm, burns and […]