Law School Based Clinics

Temple Legal Aid Office

Telephone: (215) 204-1800 | Fax: (215) 204-5521

Temple Legal Aid Office provides free legal representation in civil law matters to qualifying, low-income, Philadelphia residents. The Legal Aid Office frequently helps clients with issues related to:

  • Family law (child and spousal custody and support, kinship adoption, etc.)
  • Problems encountered with health insurance companies
  • Life-planning (wills, powers of attorney, etc.)
  • Employment discrimination
  • Public benefits as they relate to persons with chronic illness and physical disabilities

The Elderly Law Project

Telephone: (215) 204- 6887 | Fax: (215) 204- 2570
Email: debra.kroll@temple.edu

The Elderly Law Project provides legal service to Philadelphia residents who are 60 years and older. Clients are assisted in many areas of the law, including:

  • Social security
  • Medicare
  • Estate planning
  • Real estate issues
  • Consumer protection

The Elderly Law Project is funded by PCA and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

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Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice

Telephone: (215) 204-8800
Email: rscipio@temple.edu

In the Social Justice Lawyering Clinic, students engage in the multifaceted practice of social justice advocacy to benefit underserved communities in and around Philadelphia. Students provide legal support to individuals, community-based organizations, and legal advocacy organizations by:

  • Providing direct representation to clients
  • Engaging in community education
  • Authoring policy briefs and white papers
  • Participating in legislative advocacy
  • Meeting regularly with community members, organizers, and legal advocates

The focus area for Clinic may change from year to year based on community needs. The current Clinic is focused on promoting low-wage worker rights and advancing opportunities for low-income immigrants.