Legal Services

MidPenn Legal Services
Office Locations:
  • Administrative Office
    213-A North Front Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Phone (717) 234-0492
    Fax (717) 234-0496

  • Carlisle Service Office
    401 East Louther Street
    Suite 103
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    Phone (717) 243-9400
    Toll-Free (800) 822-5288
    Fax (717) 243-8026
    To qualify for legal help through MidPenn Legal Services, an individual/family's income must be within the financial eligibility quidelines set by MidPenn Legal Services' funding sources.
Services Provided:
  • Legal Representation
    MidPenn Legal Services provides representation to income eligible clients for emergencies such as loss of income, shelter, and medical care. Domestic violence victims do not need to qualify under our income guidelines to receive service.

  • Information and Advice
    Many legal problems can be resolved with information and legal advice. MidPenn Legal Services provides advice and information to many families to help them evaluate legal problems.

  • Family Law Clinics
    Custody and divorce clinics are available to people who wish to learn about their legal options and file court documents with limited assistance from an advocate.

  • Community Legal Education
    MidPenn Legal Services teaches low-income people about their legal rights and responsibilities through community seminars on vairous topics, including welfare and public benefits, landlord/tenant law, domestic violence, elder law, special education, and issues facing teenagers.

  • Agency Education
    MidPenn Legal Services trains community and public agency staff on legal issues to help them better serve their clients.

  • Pro Bono Project
    Private attorneys within the service area donate their time and expertise to provide legal advice or representation to clients and by participating in community legal education events.

  • Disability Advocacy Project
    MidPenn Legal Services receives funding through the PA Department of Public Welfare's Disability Advocacy Program to help individuals receive Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

    Internal Revenue Services Dispute Representation
    MidPenn Legal Services will provide free representation for low-income tax payers who need legal assistance to resolve disputes with the IRS.

              Cumberland County Bar Association Direct Service Pro Bono Program

    In 1997 the Direct Service Pro Bono Plan was adopted by the CCBA Board of Directors and its membership.

    The Goals of the Program are:

    .   To promote equal access to justice for low-income persons

    .  To increase the number of clients served each year

    .  To improve the quality of life for low-income families in our communities

    .  To provide opportunities for our attorneys to fulfill their obligation in public
        interest service.

    CCBA Pro Bono Brochure