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Client seeks assistance obtaining her birth certificate from Pennsylvania. Client was born at home and her birth was not recorded. Client applied for a Certified Copy of Birth Record, but was denied. A volunteer is needed to file a petition in the Court of Common Pleas to establish birth facts and use the subsequent order to have the Pennsylvania Department […]


Kind client requests assistance with a Protection from Abuse (PFA) hearing on January 16, 2024 at 9:00 am before Judge Christopher Mallios. Opposing party is Client’s Mother. In October 2023, Client filed a PFA against Mother, following a verbal and physical disagreement regarding use of a shared vehicle. Client was granted a temporary PFA order. Mother cross-filed for a PFA […]


Patient and caring client wants to be able to make medical and financial decisions for her daughter who just turned 18 but has an autism spectrum disorder and is nonverbal. Client takes care of her daughter full-time, and both she and her husband, daughter’s father, are in agreement that client should obtain guardianship. Client speaks primarily Spanish. A CRNP has […]


Landlord/Tenant (1-hour consultation): Client is an emerging Black-owned beauty brand. In October of 2023, client leased a commercial space in West Philadelphia to start manufacturing beauty products. Less than two months later, client has already faced major issues with the property- the heat is not working, the electricity is semi-functional, and sewage has been coming up through a pipe in […]


Client is looking for a volunteer to represent her in two debt buyer collections cases, both held at the same time on December 14, 2023, at 10 AM in Municipal Court. Debt buyer Midland Credit Management is suing client over debts from two different clothing store credit cards with the same parent company. Both debts total under $2,000 each. Client […]


Employment/Corporate Governance Issues (1-hour consultation): Client is a Black-owned cellphone repair store in West Philadelphia. Client is formed as an S-Corp, but is owned and operated by one individual. Client received notice from the Office of Unemployment Compensation Tax Services, and is seeking a stronger understanding of its legal obligations regarding unemployment compensation. Client needs counsel and advice from an […]


Caring paternal-grandmother (PGM) is facing her first-ever custody hearing on December 19, 2023, at 2:15pm before Custody Hearing Officer, Taniesha Henry, regarding her 11-year-old and 7-year-old grandchildren. Opposing party is the children’s mother. Client filed a complaint for primary physical custody in November 2023. Client alleges that her grandchildren are being neglected while in mother’s care and that they are […]


Client is facing a custody hearing on December 7, 2023, at 9:00 am before Judge Elizabeth Jackson, regarding her 5-year-old daughter. Opposing party is the child’s father. Client filed a complaint for custody in February 2023 because she alleges that Father does not take care of their daughter and that she must “coach” Father on how to parent their child. […]


Trademarks- Client is an established nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to Philadelphians in need. Client takes requests for assistance online, and provides community linkages and essential emergency resources like toiletries, nonperishable food items, and SEPTA key cards. Client needs help from an attorney to trademark its name and slogan, as well as the name of one of its programs.