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Who We Are

Mission & History

About Us

MidPenn Legal Services is a 501c(3) non-profit law firm that receives funding to provide civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania.

Major funding comes from the following entities:

  • The Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
  • The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN)
  • The PA Interest on Lawyer Trusts Accounts Board (IOLTA)
  • The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)
  • Local Bar Associations/Foundations
  • Local United Way Agencies
  • Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
  • Local Governments

Mission Statement

MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides high quality free civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania. 

Vision Statement

To use the civil justice system to improve the lives of our clients and communities through the provision of high quality impactful legal services.

History of MidPenn

MidPenn Legal Services was created through the merger of four former separately incorporated legal aid programs that provided services in various counties in Central Pennsylvania. The former programs that came together to make-up MidPenn Legal Services were: Central Pennsylvania Legal Services, Keystone Legal Services, Legal Services, Inc., and Southern Allegheny Legal Services. 

On July 1, 2000, the merger of the programs was complete, and MidPenn Legal Services became the newly created entity that began providing critical civil legal services in communities across Central Pennsylvania. 

Although the merged organization (MidPenn) has only been operating since 2000-2001, the predecessor programs all have a long history of operation in the communities where they originated. In fact, in October 2019, we look forward to celebrating 50 years of legal aid services in Central Pennsylvania.

 

 

MidPenn Legal Services serves residents of a eighteen county area in Central Pennsylvania including:

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