Leading by Innovating

January 15th, 2019|

In 2009, LCD collaborated with the Family Practice Counseling Network (FPCN) to open MLP-Philadelphia, the first MLP in the country located in a nurse managed health center.

In Philadelphia, FPCN has three federally qualified nurse-managed health centers: Abbottsford Falls in Germantown, 11th Street Health Center in North Philadelphia, and the Health Annex in southwest Philadelphia. MLP-Philadelphia […]

Effective Options for Change

December 24th, 2018|

LCD’s MLP at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC), a collaboration between LCD and Project HOME, launched in 2015 when Project HOME opened SKWC— a 28,000 square foot healthcare facility located in North Philadelphia. In partnering with Project HOME, the MLP addresses the health-harming legal needs of SKWC’s patients, including landlord-tenant issues, housing and income […]

Direct Service, Maximum Impact

December 24th, 2018|

Founded in 1987, LCD opened its doors at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in 1990. LCD’s partnership with Magee formed one of the first MLPs in the country. At Magee, LCD attorneys work closely with physicians, residents, nurses, and case managers to ensure effective solutions to legal issues that impede positive healthcare outcomes and that may prevent […]

Focus on Building Relationships

June 13th, 2018|

Jesse Grainger spent eight months with the Legal Clinic for the Disabled acting as a Social Work intern from the University of Pennsylvania. He shared some of his experience and take-aways from his time with LCD.

What was your role at LCD and how long were you with them?

I was with LCD for about 8 months. […]

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 […]

A Big Move for a Staff Attorney

January 9th, 2017|

After nearly six years of working for LCD, staff attorney Sherry Thomas is making a big move in her career. In late January, Sherry will be moving to South Asia to work with International Justice Mission (IJM) for a year.

IJM is a faith-based organization that utilizes lawyers, law enforcement and social workers to work across developing nations to combat […]

Navigating Guardianship: Volunteer Rick Schlegel

January 4th, 2017|

Navigating guardianship is complicated and requires the services of an attorney. For volunteer, Rick Schlegel, Assistant General Counsel of Exelon Corp., a personal investment in the topic helped him help others as a first time volunteer with LCD. 

“I was already interested and invested in the subject of guardianship because of my daughter,” said Schlegel. “She has […]

Volunteering for a Difference: Jennifer McHugh

December 6th, 2016|

A member of of Cozen O’Connor, Jennifer M. McHugh practices in the commercial litigation department. Between handling business litigation matters such as civil litigation and land use and zoning, Jennifer  also regularly volunteers in LCD’s CLOCs.

How did you become involved with the CLOCs?

I first became involved with the Legal Clinic for the Disabled in late […]

Helping us Help More: Evan Caplan

October 30th, 2016|

LCD and our clients benefit greatly from the time, service and commitment of many Philadelphia-based attorneys at our partner firms. They give of their time and talent to help our clients at our Community Legal Outreach Clinics at Inglis House and Associated Services for the Blind. Thanks to their efforts, LCD is able to reach […]

Volunteering for Accessibility: Ingrid Welch

September 21st, 2016|

Our Community Legal Outreach Clinics (CLOCS) continue to expand and bring legal aid to those without access. We assist with planning documents such as powers of attorney and living wills at Inglis House and Associated Services for the Blind.

Since 2005, LCD attorneys and attorneys from our partner firms meet at both sites for half a […]