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.
We 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.
The Volunteer Attorney Program serves low-income children and families with basic legal needs, like custody and housing. We also run a criminal record expungement clinic for job seekers and participate in the Wills for Heroes program. Here are details about LBA pro bono projects/opportunities.
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 support ensures that everyone, regardless of wealth or wallet size, gets 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.
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
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.