Promote Access to Justice

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ADVANCING JUSTICE  We are engaged in many initiatives to strengthen support for and partner with organizations throughout Pennsylvania and nationally, to improve access to justice for all, and to increase the resources available to support our mission.

For example, we look for innovative and reliable sources of funding, such as the Access to Justice Act, which earmarks a portion of court filing fees for legal aid. We arrange and sponsor special training programs pertinent to legal aid practice, including a statewide training conference.

We maintain www.PALawHELP.org, a web-based guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income people and seniors, and www.PAProbono.net, a web site that serves as a resource for legal aid attorneys, volunteer “pro bono” attorneys, and other legal advocates interested in increasing access to justice.

We also advocate for increased Access to Justice through: