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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

Stepping Out without Fear

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, […]

April 17th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

Running for a Cause: Broad Street

This year, 40 runners will run down Broad Street in support of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled in the 2017 Blue Cross Broad Street Run on May 7, 2017.

Last year, participants raised over $20,000, which went to directly to helping us to provide free legal services to Philadelphians living with disabilities. Our staff attorneys […]

April 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

LCD Celebrates 30 Years

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 […]

March 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Theresa Brabson: More Than Just An Attorney

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 […]

March 8th, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

Philly Eviction Crisis

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 […]

March 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

From tragedy to hope

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 […]

March 2nd, 2017|Success Stories|0 Comments

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