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Philadelphia Landlord/Tenant Legal Help Center, A Collaborative Project Administered by SeniorLAW Center and Operated by TURN

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Michele Cohen
    215-606-3556
  • Location:
    Walk-In Help Center: Municipal Court,
    1339 Chestnut Street, 10th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Map: maps.google.com
  • Phone: 215-606-3556

Mission: To provide free legal information, advice, and limited representation to unrepresented, low-income individuals who are facing eviction and other legal rental housing problems in Philadelphia

Description: Legal information, advice and limited representation services are provided to tenants who live in Philadelphia and whose income is 200% of the federal poverty level or below. Tenants may receive services coming to the Help Center during intake hours. Tenants sign-in at the Clerk’s Counter to meet with an attorney on a first-come, first-served basis.

Walk-In Help Center: Municipal Court, 1339 Chestnut Street, 10th Floor
Operating Hours: Mondays: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Philadelphia
  • Area of law: Homeless, Housing
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Operating Hours: Mondays: 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice)
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Volunteer Profile

Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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