Resources

There are several sources of help for individuals in need of legal assistance. Listed below are Legal Resource Centers.  Legal Resource Centers provide free access to information on a variety of legal issues.  They also help locate information on programs that provide free legal assistance to qualifying low-income individuals in Pennsylvania.  In addition, there are many Legal Aid Organizations and Law School Clinics which provide free or low-cost legal assistance to those who qualify for their services.

 
Forms
 
AOPC Forms (Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts): Access to various legal forms is available from this site, including forms for filing civil complaints, private criminal complaints and notices of settlement.
 
Forms from Philadelphia Courts

 
Guides and Brochures
 
Consumers Guide to Legal Help: Pennsylvania
 
Brochures from Philadelphia Courts
 
PA Law Help: Online guide to legal information and legal services throughout Pennsylvania.
A wealth of information in the following categories: Consumer, Children and Families, Disabilities, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health Law, Housing and Shelter, Immigrant Issues, Migrant Issues, Public Benefits, Veterans and Military.  
 
Lancaster County Self-Help Center: This center enables self-represented litigants to obtain information and forms to represent themselves in certain types of actions, such as filing for custody or a no-fault divorce.  It does not provide assistance in filling out or filing the forms.  
 
Pennsylvania Bar Association's Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens 

 
Rules and Regulations  
 
PA Code Online: Pennsylvania’s official publication of state laws and regulations.

 
County Law Libraries in PA
 
All Courts of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania have a law library. Most of them are free and open to the general public. For example, the Bucks County Law Library  and the Law Library of the Montgomery County. For information on a law library near you, use the county court finder to find your county court, which may then provide information about the county law library.  Jenkins Law Library is the law library in Philadelphia County. 

 
Lawyer Referral Services (Consultation for a small fee):

Allegheny County Bar Association 
Bucks County Bar Association               
Chester County Bar Association
Montgomery Bar Association    
Philadelphia Bar Association

 
Court Contact Information
 
PMC County Court Finder