Now more than ever Philly needs a one-stop shop for legal services

The time is now for Philadelphia, for Pennsylvania, and for all of us to support these nonprofit agencies who serve those most in need. The time is now for the Equal Justice Center.

Op-Ed (Pennsylvania)

David L. Cohen, Robert C. Heim, Leslie Ann Miller
Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Access to Justice

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


The Equal Justice Center (EJC), to be built in Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood, will house a collection of organizations that will provide effective and efficient legal services, in one location, for all Philadelphia residents. The EJC will co-locate some of the largest regional nonprofits that provide free or low-cost legal and social services to our most underserved populations.

With construction starting later this year and completion expected in 2022, the EJC will be the first of its kind in the United States.