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Philadelphia-Area Legal Services: General Legal Information

Guide to institutions and organizations that provide free legal assistance to the general public.

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Law Libraries

Philadelphia Bar Association

Each of the following bar associations provide lawyer referral services. If you can pay for a lawyer but do not know how to find one, they can help you find an attorney in your area who provides the type of legal services you need. These services do not provide direct legal advice, but they endeavor to help callers determine if the problem is a legal one, by screening and when possible, referring non-legal matters to county, government or consumer agencies as appropriate.


Philadelphia Bar Association

1101 Market St., 11th Fl.

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 238-6300

  • Lawyer Referral  Service

    • Online form available

    • Phone: (215) 238-6333

    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - You can leave a message on their secure voicemail after 5:00 p.m. and they will call you back the next business day.


Bucks County Bar Association

135 East State Street

Doylestown, PA 18901

(215) 348-9413

  • Lawyer Referral Service

    • Online form available

    • Phone: (888) 991-9922

    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; after hours you can leave a voicemail.


Chester County Bar Association

15 W. Gay Street

West Chester, PA 19380

(610) 692-1889


Delaware County Bar Association

335 West Front Street

Media, PA 19063

(610) 566-6627


Montgomery County Bar Association

100 W. Airy Street

Norristown, PA 19401

(610) 279-9660

  • Lawyer Referral Service

    • Online form available

    • Phone: (610) 279-9660, option #3

    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.