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More Than Just An Attorney

Maximizing the MLP Model

Without the Magee Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) and the commitment of LCD pro bono volunteer Lauren Ridley (pictured above with a client), associate at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, one young man with a spinal-cord injury might still be living with an uncertain future.

Tom receives services through Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Riverfront Outpatient Center […]

February 9th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

Fair Housing for Sarah

Sarah had just moved into her new home in the summer. When she moved into her apartment, it was in disrepair. As fall blew in, Sarah noticed that the heat was not working. Her landlord refused to fix the heat, and looked to put a small bandage on the situation by bringing in space heaters. […]

February 5th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

A Big Move for a Staff Attorney

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 […]

January 9th, 2017|Interview|0 Comments

Care in Relocating

Mother and daughter, Laura and Amanda are very close. Laura cares for all of her child’s needs and has for her whole life. Amanda, who is in her 50s, has special needs.

Laura, who is now in her 70s, has cared for Amanda in every way, including dressing, toileting, food preparation, and medication. She even makes […]

January 9th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

Navigating Guardianship: Volunteer Rick Schlegel

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 […]

January 4th, 2017|Interview, Success Stories|0 Comments

Keeping the Lights On

Electricity. Light. Two things that many people in modern times in America take for granted. But for someone whose health depends on electricity, the lights not turning on can mean the difference between progress and a major health setback. Staff attorney Niki Ludt recently worked with a client who faced these challenges.

One of Niki’s clients […]

December 6th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

More Than Just An Attorney

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 […]

December 6th, 2016|News, Success Stories|0 Comments

Volunteering for a Difference: Jennifer McHugh

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 […]

December 6th, 2016|Interview|0 Comments

GSK celebrates 20 years of a healthy and happy Philadelphia

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 […]

November 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Helping us Help More: Evan Caplan

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 […]

October 30th, 2016|Interview|0 Comments