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LCD Attorneys & Volunteer Help Client be Free from Financial Exploitation

Sally is a 57-year old woman with severe mobility issues due to multiple back surgeries, as well as a long history of anxiety and depression.  She lives on a monthly fixed income and receives SSDI.  Sally lives alone with her two cats and has no family support.

Bill met Sally years ago and helped her during […]

September 12th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

2016 Annual Report

A dedicated staff, strong community partnerships, and a nearly 30 year commitment to advocacy continue to make a difference in the lives of Philadelphians with disabilities. Each year, LCD serves thousands across Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. It is our mission and what we devote ourselves to daily.

The clients we serve experience physical limitations; many […]

September 7th, 2017|Publications, Reports|0 Comments

Legal Clinic for the Disabled Honors Disability Advocates and Supporters with Annual Awards

Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess, Nancy Glass and the Glass Entertainment Group, and Monica Konrad, Care Coordinator at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children honored

Philadelphia, Pa. – The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD), now celebrating 30 years of serving the disability community of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties, announced the recipients of its annual awards. […]

August 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Hardwork and Negotiation Leads to Favorable Outcome 

For clients, the Legal Clinic for the Disabled’s (LCD) support can mean the difference between having a home and becoming homeless. Staff attorney Evan Barker recently provided invaluable aid to his client, Pam, who was facing eviction as well as habitability issues in her home.

Pam’s apartment was funded partially by a Housing Voucher through Housing […]

August 1st, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

Employment Opportunity: Staff Attorney

STAFF ATTORNEY

Job Summary:

An LCD staff attorney provides high quality legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.  Clients reach LCD either by coming through one of our seven Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) sites, by attending one of our Community Legal Outreach Clinics (CLOC), or by calling our general intake […]

July 12th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

LCD Visits Sister Circle

Research shows that the death rate among African American women battling breast cancer remains three times higher than non-African American women who have the disease. In 2014, the American Cancer Society and the NFL awarded a three year grant to Health Annex, one of the three sites serviced by LCD’s MLP with the Family Counseling […]

June 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dedicated Support for Our Cause

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 […]

May 24th, 2017|News, Success Stories|0 Comments

Free from Foreclosure

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 […]

May 16th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

A Look Back at the Start

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 […]

April 24th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

Helping Meet Basic Needs

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 […]

April 17th, 2017|News, Resources|0 Comments