Our mission is to fight poverty, challenge systems that perpetuate injustice, and change lives through cutting-edge advocacy and exceptional legal representation.
Through advocacy, education and litigation, our attorneys, advocates and volunteers work to preserve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom, and equal treatment under the law. We stand in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Founded in 1996, Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia.
We advance our mission by providing free legal representation on employment-related issues to eligible workers. We also provide community education on legal rights for migrant and immigrant workers throughout the Commonwealth.