The Lancaster Law Foundation's purpose is to to improve the lives of Lancaster County residents by promoting equal access to justice through philanthropy, education and service.
We promote equal access to justice for all in Lancaster County by funding public interest law projects, delivering pro bono service, and educating the public on civic and legal issues.
Our annual Community Grants Program, supports legal services for low-income families, mediation assistance, education, and language access services. Read more about our Community Grants here.
We help fund the Safe-at-Home Child Custody Project at MidPenn Legal Services. Safe-at-Home keeps kids in safe, stable home and school environments by negotiating clear custody agreements among family members.
The Volunteer Attorney Program serves low-income families with basic legal needs, like custody and housing.
We also run pardon and criminal record expungement clinics to improve access to jobs, education, and housing.
Currently, we are helping undocumented victims of sexual assault or domestic violence through our U Visa Mandamus Project. Volunteers have filed close to two dozen federal lawsuits challenging delays in processing visa applications for undocumented victims of crime.
We participate in the Wills for Heroes program which provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and veterans.
Our Law Suits donation program collects business clothing for the Lancaster County Food Hub. This enables job seekers to look their best in professional attire.
We organize Operation Santa and bring Christmas to the residents of Transitional Living Center. We surprise them with donated gifts for the children and residents.
We educate the community. Our attorneys regularly speak at public school events, are featured on legally-related podcasts, and during the pandemic, presented virtual educational programs.