With Equal Justice Center, Low-Income Philadelphians Will Soon Be Better Connected To Nonprofit Legal Resources

Low-income Philadelphians will soon be better connected to nonprofit legal resources. Construction will begin this fall on what’s being called the Equal Justice Center that will house more than a dozen civil legal aid groups under one group.

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Greg Argos
CBS 3 (Philadelphia)
May 29, 2019
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Tags: Access to Justice

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Legal Assistance


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“We’re going to build a nine-story nonprofit center,” Philadelphia Bar Foundation executive director Jessica Hilburn-Holmes said. “We have some of the largest legal aid.”

The Equal Justice Center is a $65 million project that will house most of the city’s free legal services.

Currently, the agencies are scattered throughout Philadelphia.

According to Hilburn-Holmes, Philly has some of the largest legal aid provides, including Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Legal Assistance and Legal Law Center. She said the Equal Justice Center would be “the first of its kind in the country.”