LegalLine is a public service sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, providing residents with free, quick and accurate legal advice during convenient evening hours. LegalLine is offered on the third Wednesday of every month from 5-8 p.m. The program has existed for more than 20 years, allowing volunteer attorneys to help thousands of callers through direct service or by referring them to an appropriate resource.
In addition, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (215) 238-6333, to provide lawyer referrals to area residents. Staff attorneys take calls from the public and refer callers to attorneys in private practice for a 30-minute consultation, for which the attorney agrees to charge a small fee of $35. If callers do not need an attorney or cannot afford one, they will be directed to a legal service organization, agency or other resource for assistance.
About the Philadelphia Bar Association:
The Philadelphia Bar Association, founded in 1802, is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. It is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems. With more than 200 years of dedicated service to stand on, the Philadelphia Bar Association is firmly rooted in the Philadelphia community as a steady and reliable bellwether.