Legal aid won't halt during COVID-19 outbreak

March 19, 2020

Knowing that legal needs won’t stop during the coronavirus public health crisis, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA will continue to provide free civil legal aid in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties, officials said.

“LASP provides essential services to the region, and we will continue to be a resource for the community during this difficult time,” said Shawn Boehringer, executive director of the organization. “There still is need for us in the community.”

The legal aid organization assists people with cases related to domestic violence, public benefits, housing, consumer and bankruptcy, employment, health, wills and powers of attorney and juvenile and elder law issues.

While the legal aid organization has implemented guidelines to protect staff and clients during the COVID-19 outbreak, the non-profit legal organization will continue to accept applications through its toll-free telephone Helpline (877-429-5994) and online application portal (www.lasp.org), according to Boehringer.

Walk-in intake services are temporarily canceled at all seven locations through at least March 27.

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