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 […]

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 […]

More Than Just An Attorney

December 6th, 2016|

For Evan Barker, staff attorney, his summer was partially spent tirelessly coordinating housing for Margaret–a homeless woman who uses a cane for assistance and suffers from renal disease and respiratory problems.  In July, after being a behavioral health client at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center she was referred to Evan at LCD’s on-site medical legal partnership.

“The […]

GSK celebrates 20 years of a healthy and happy Philadelphia

November 14th, 2016|

Ten nonprofits will receive $40,000 to support youth sports, safety, housing, and other pressing community health needs
November 14, 2016 – GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] today announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site. Ten local nonprofits were awarded $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia […]

National Pro Bono Week

October 24th, 2016|

It’s National Pro Bono Week and we want to thank all of our pro bono volunteers who help us serve the community! Without you, we would not be able to reach as many people as we do.

In 2015, pro bono volunteers contributed 665 hours to expand and bring legal aid to those who would not […]

Disability Advocates Honored with Annual Awards

September 7th, 2016|

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will recognize their service at annual Fall Celebration

 

Philadelphia, Pa. – According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five Americans – or roughly 53 million ─ lives with a disability. The need for advocates is large. Each year at their […]

NEWS: How a Phila. Museum Ruined its Reputation

July 19th, 2016|

Originally appeared in The Legal Intelligencer
June 24, 2016
By Ben Feldman and Linda Peyton

Michael Anderson is one of the many individuals in the United States living with severe disabilities. He requires the use of a wheelchair and a personal care attendant (PCA) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There was a time in this […]

Community Health Education

June 4th, 2016|

On May 13, LCD Executive Director Linda Peyton contributed to community education and attended a Meet & Greet at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center for the Gesu School, an independent Catholic School in North Philadelphia. The Gesu School and LCD are part of the North Philadelphia Wellness Collaborative, a group of community organizations working in […]

Leading the Way: Nurse Led MLPs

May 4th, 2016|

LCD, which partners with Family Practice Counseling Network in the first nurse run MLP in the nation, has contributed to a new guide co-written by the National Nursing Centers Consortium, LCD, and the Family Practice and Counseling Network. The guide is intended to help health care and legal institutions establish medical-legal partnerships in nurse-led health care settings. It […]

2016 Duffy Fellowship

May 4th, 2016|

Thomas J. Duffy, Esq., founder of Duffy + Partners, has renewed his support of the “Duffy Fellowship” at LCD. Theresa Brabson is this year’s recipient of the Fellowship, which supports a staff attorney’s salary. In 2012, LCD became the first recipient of a Duffy Fellowship and applauds Tom Duffy’s generosity toward the non-profit legal services community.

Theresa is the […]