Service & Philanthropy

  • Mission 
    • 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 civics and legal issues.
  • Funding
    • We help fund the Safe at Home Child Custody Project at MidPenn Legal Services.  Safe at Home keeps kids in safe, stable home/school environments by negotiating clear custody agreements among family members.
    • We administer an annual Community Grants Program, funding vital public interest law programs for low-income families: mediation, language access services, a criminal record expungement clinic for job seekers, and more.
  • Volunteerism
  • Community Education
    • Our attorneys speak at public school events, appear on public radio programs, and present at community centers.

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Why Support Us?

We are a niche funder.  We use our knowledge of the legal system and local communities to generate the biggest impacts. We invest in projects that improve people’s lives, empower them for the future, and achieve basic fairness in our legal system.

  • Your support delivers legal help to struggling people and families with legal problems affecting vital needs, like housing, family stability, and protection from abuse.
  • Your aid helps to ensure that everyone, regardless of financial resources, receives meaningful access to our justice system.

How to Support Us:

  • Direct charitable donations, tax-deductible to the fullest legal extent, can always be made:
    • Online via PayPal - make a one-time donation or continue support with a convenient monthly contribution from your credit/debit card.  
    • By mail: Lancaster Law Foundation, 28 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Arbitration Fee Donation Program: lawyers participating in Lancaster County’s arbitration program can donate some or all of their fees directly to the Foundation.
  • To discuss a charitable gift annuity or other planned giving options, please contact the Executive Director.

Recent Grantees

2017-2018 Community Grantees: mediation services; court-appointed child advocates; language access in the courts; pro bono legal work to knock down employment barriers.


Safe at Home Child Custody Attorney

In 2017 MidPenn Legal Services’ Katie Zimmerman served 60 parents and 78 children through the Safe at Home program.  The results of Ms. Zimmerman’s advocacy:

  • keeping kids in stable living and school environments
  • parents reach orderly resolutions regarding child custody
  • family courts run efficiently with an expert attorney helping resolve disputes

The War of the Roses Charity Softball Game

In 2017 the Lancaster Bar Association and the York County Bar Association engaged in the inaugural War of the Roses softball game.  The LBA Lions, representing the Red Rose City, took on the YCBA Batting Barristers of the White Rose City.  The game was a hit, so to speak, and has become an annual tradition. 

The game raises funds for law-related programs that serve our counties’ most vulnerable people and families.  Proceeds go to our two county bar foundations, the PA Bar Foundation, and the PA Legal Aid Network (PLAN).

Winner (Result):

  • LBA Cabaret Fundraiser for Kids' Music Education
  • Transitional Living Center Holiday Party
  • Law Suits Clothing Donations
  • War of the Roses
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