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Public Interest Law Center

United Way Building, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
215-627-7100 (phone)
215-627-3183 (fax)
  • 215-627-7100
  • We use high-impact legal strategies to improve the well-being and life prospects of the most vulnerable populations in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania by assuring that they have access to the resources and services that all of us need to lead our lives.
  • The Public Interest Law Center does not require income eligibility, however, as part of its case approval process, board and staff consider whether a client or group of clients is below 185.5% of the poverty guidelines.
  • Complete an intake form here:

    All requests for are reviewed by lawyers.
  • Healthcare; Education Equity; Environmental Justice; Housing; Employment; Voting
  • Healthcare: Remove systemic barriers to medical and dental care for people enrolled in Medicaid, especially children

    Education: Ensure all students have access to a high-quality public education, regardless of their zip code, the color of their skin, their language or their abilities

    Environmental Justice: Provide tools for communities to advocate effectively for sustainable and equitable neighborhoods

    Housing: Fight housing discrimination and promote quality, affordable housing for people in the neighborhoods of their choice

    Employment: Help people with criminal records and people with disabilities fight and eliminate employment discrimination

    Voting: Protect every citizen’s right to vote by modernizing Pennsylvania’s election system and challenging discriminatory barriers to the ballot box
  • Jennifer R. Clarke, Esq.