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West Chester University

West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-1000



Legal Aid Services

  • Agency
  • Student Legal Service
  • Lawyer Referral Service of Chester County
  • Lawyer Referral Service of Delaware County
  • Public Defender's Office of Chester County
  • Department of Building and Housing
  • Legal Aid of Chester County
  • Location
  • Sykes Union, 610-436-2984
  • 15 W. Gay St.,
    West Chester
    610-429-1500
  • 335 W. Front St.,
    Media
    610-566-6625, x221
  • 201 W. Market St.,
    P.O. Box 2746
    West Chester
    610-344-6940
  • 401 E. Gay St.,
    West Chester
    610-696-1773
  • 222 N. Walnut St., - Second Floor
    West Chester
    610-436-4510
  • Hours
  • Refer to Student Legal Services on myWCU for semester hours
  • 8:30 am - noon
    1 pm - 4 pm
    M-F
  • 9 am - 3 pm
    M-F
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    M-F
  • 8:30 am - 5 pm
    M-F
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    M-F
  • Services
  • Legal counsel regarding any potential legal concern.
  • Referral service for selection of an attorney.
  • Referral service for selection of an attorney.
  • Legal counsel and representation in criminal cases.
  • Complaint center for housing standards violations, properties, zoning, and building inspection.
  • Consultation and representation of civil cases.
  • Eligibility
  • Available to all students.
  • Available to everyone.
  • Available to anyone.
  • Indigent persons who cannot afford a lawyer.
  • Available to everyone.
  • Potential eligibility for self-supporting students and families as determined by agency.
  • Fees
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Comments
  • Recommended for exploration of legal concerns of a personal nature.
  • $25 for first 1/2 hour of consultation with attorney if referred through service.
  • $20 for first 1/2 hour of consultation with the attorney if referred through service.
  • Must be a case where individual has been arrested. Capability to "afford" an attorney will be reviewed by agency. Handles only criminal cases.
  • Recommended for quick response same day investigation of property and landlord complaints (heat, hot, water, rodents, etc.).
  • Recommended for cases involving Welfare SSI, landlord/tenant, family low unemployment compensation, and consumer cases. Also employs Spanish-speaking personnel to provide more adequate legal services to the Spanish community.