Founded in 1802. The oldest association of lawyers in the United States.
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Primary geographic focus: Pennsylvania
Organization type(s): Bar/Pro Bono
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCEOp-Ed Deborah R. Gross, Catherine Carr, Joseph Sullivan
March 17, 2017
Philadelphia should follow the example of Washington and New York and move toward making legal representation in eviction and foreclosure proceedings a right, not a privilege available only to those who can afford it.
Letter to Editor Deborah R. Gross
March 21, 2017
Eliminating funding for the Legal Services Corp. poses a threat to our entire community. Denying funding for civil legal aid prevents access to justice for all.
News Story Michael D’Onofrio
November 13, 2018
On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Bar Association released the year-long study, “Economic Return on Investment for Providing Counsel in Philadelphia Eviction Cases for Low-Income Tenants,” which was completed by Chicago-based Stout Risius Ross LLC.
News Story Jon Hurdle
November 13, 2018
By providing lawyers for people faced with eviction, the City of Philadelphia could save itself tens of millions of dollars in costs, the study said.
News Story Jared Brey
November 14, 2018
Since the beginning of 2018, the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project has assisted close to 800 tenants who were facing eviction in the city.
News Story RJ Vogt
November 18, 2018
According to a report commissioned by the Philadelphia Bar Association and released last week, residents of the poorest major city in the country are evicted at a rate 150 percent higher than the national average.
News Story J. Brian Charles
November 19, 2018
Lawyers in Philadelphia think so. They want the city, which is suffering from an eviction crisis, to spend more on helping people fight landlords in court.
Column Spencer Wells
Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)
November 26, 2018
The costs and benefits of eviction representation are the focus of a new study of universal representation in Philadelphia.
News Story Alex Braden
November 28, 2018
You wouldn’t expect that hiring a bunch more lawyers could actually help a city save money, but that’s exactly what a new report on Philadelphia’s intractable eviction crisis concluded.
News Story Karim Doumar
December 5, 2018
A new report shows that by investing in representation for low-income tenants facing eviction, the city could save more than $45 million.
Op-Ed Rasheedah Phillips, Jenna Collins
February 8, 2019
One of the most effective solutions for preventing eviction and housing instability is already in effect around the country: civil legal aid.
Feature Michael Hobbes
February 14, 2019
After years of inaction, states and cities are taking aggressive steps to protect renters and bring costs down.
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