The mission of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc., (LCD) is to provide free, quality legal representation to low-income people with disabilities in the Philadelphia region to help them overcome legal obstacles that would otherwise affect their independence, health or quality of life
What We Do
LCD works to ensure equal access to justice for people with disabilities through its core services - direct extended legal representation, advice/brief service, collaboration with law firms to secure pro bono representation, community outreach/education, and special initiatives.
Community Legal Outreach Clinics (CLOCs) educate people with disabilities, lawyers, medical professionals and social services agencies on legal issues, describe LCD's services, and provide legal counseling at Associated Services for the Blind; Inglis House, an assisted and independent living facility for people with physical disabilities; and Jewish Family and Children's Services of Greater Philadelphia.
LCD applies innovation in working to achieve its goal through its Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) Initiative, which integrates legal professionals into healthcare teams to ensure long-term, sustainable, effective solutions to health and legal problems of low-income people.
LCD operates four active MLPs - with Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, establishing one of the first MLPs in the nation in 1990; MLP|Philadelphia, operating since 2009 with Family Practice & Counseling Network (FPCN), a network of three nurse-managed health clinics (NMHCs) in low-income communities; PhilaKIDS MLP at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, begun in 2011 and the Cancer Center at Hahnemann University Hospital MLP.